|NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS|
|MOBILE DISTRICT||DATE:||05/15/2018||NOTICE NUMBER: 8753|
109 SAINT JOSEPH ST.
MOBILE AL 36602-3630
||LOCAL NUMBER: 18-34
WATERWAY: BLACKWARRIOR/TOMBIGBEE RIVERS
EFFECTIVE: 05/11/2018 06:20 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CDT
ALABAMA SUNFLOWER BAR
TOMBIGBEE RIVER, ALABAMA SUNFLOWER BAR
Notice is given to mariners that shoaling in combination with low water levels at Sunflower Bar, Tombigbee River Mile 78.0 could result in a width restriction for 9’ channel depth availability if local gage levels fall to a “Zero” elevation. The U.S. Coast Guard has placed navigation buoys marking a 160’ wide channel at the narrowest location. A contract dredge is expected to be mobilized to the Tombigbee River later this summer to perform maintenance dredging.
Additional updates will be provided as warranted. Mariners are encouraged to exercise extreme caution navigating this section of the river.
Questions or requests for information may be directed to Derek Kendrick at the BWT/Alabama River Project Management Office at (205) 752-3571.
CARL E. DYESS
Chief, Navigation Section