2017 Summer Lockage Schedule for Recreational Vessels on the Snake and Columbia Rivers, USACE, Effective 5/14/2017 – 9/15/2017

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS

US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS

WALLA WALLA DISTRICT

ATTN: CENWW-DE
201 NORTH THIRD STREET
WALLA WALLA WA 99362-1976
HTTP://WWW.NWW.USACE.ARMY.MIL/

POC: Harold (Hal) Thomas
CENWW OD
Navigation Business Line
Manager
Walla Walla District
(509) 527-7112

NOTICE NUMBER: 7525
LOCAL NUMBER: 17-11
WATERWAY: COLUMBIA RIVER
SNAKE RIVER
EFFECTIVE: 05/14/2017 00:01 thru 09/15/2017
23:59 PST

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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.

//signed//
Richard Werner, P.E.
Chief, Operations Division
Walla Walla District, USACE