NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS
WALLA WALLA DISTRICT
201 NORTH THIRD STREET
WALLA WALLA WA 99362-1976
POC: Harold (Hal) Thomas
Navigation Business Line
Walla Walla District
NOTICE NUMBER: 7525
LOCAL NUMBER: 17-11
WATERWAY: COLUMBIA RIVER
EFFECTIVE: 05/14/2017 00:01 thru 09/15/2017
2017 Summer Lockage Schedule for Recreational Vessels on the Snake and Columbia Rivers
The Walla Walla District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is implementing the 2017 summer lockage schedule for the passage of recreational vessels through the following navigation locks:
McNary Dam, Columbia River Mile 292
Ice Harbor Dam, Snake River Mile 9.7
Lower Monumental Dam, Snake River Mile 41.6
Little Goose Dam, Snake River Mile 70.3
Lower Granite Dam, Snake River Mile 107.5
Accordingly, the following annual recreational craft lockage schedule will be implemented beginning May 14, 2017.
Annual Seasonal Recreational Lockage Schedule
For the Period May 14 through September 15, 2017
The Corps will consider special lockages, outside the above scheduled lockage times, for flotillas or other unique requirements sponsored by yacht clubs, marinas, and other groups, provided advance (at least 24-hours) arrangements have been made with the appropriate control room operator. Contact the following control room operators via VHF-FM Channel 14 or commercial telephone for scheduling of special lockages:
Lock River Mile Call sign Commercial Telephone
McNary Lock and Dam Columbia River Mi. 292 WUJ 41 541-922-2231
Ice Harbor Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 9.7 WUJ 42 509-543-3253 x231
Lower Monumental Lock & Dam Snake River Mile 41.6 WUJ 43 509-282-7231
Little Goose Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 70.3 WUJ 44 509-399-2233 x231
Lower Granite Lock and Dam Snake River Mile 107.5 WUJ 45 509-843-1493 x231
When a recreational vessel lockage schedule is in effect, recreational vessels will only be allowed to lock through at the times designated for such lockages and they will take precedence over commercial vessels. Commercial vessels will continue to be locked through upon arrival except during the times specified for recreational vessel lockages. At the discretion of the lock operator, recreational vessels may be allowed to lock through with commercial craft.
Everyone in the vessel must be wearing a personal floatation device throughout the duration of the lockage. All vessel owner/operators lock through at their own risk and must follow the directions of the lock operator when using the locks or operating in the vicinity of the locks. The lock operator has final authority on the suitability of a craft for lockage. Please refer to U.S. Corps of Engineers Safe Lockage Policy for Recreational Craft on the Columbia and Snake Rivers, published separately, for additional safety requirements.
For additional information on this matter or copies of our Safe Lockage policy, please call Operations Division, at (509) 527-7112 or (509) 527-7364.
Richard Werner, P.E.
Chief, Operations Division
Walla Walla District, USACE