Dredging was accomplished on the Ponce Inlet Channel in August of 2012, but shoaling is always an issue here. Ponce Inlet (as it is known to all the locals) intersects the AICW Statute Mile 839.5, with a second southerly intersection near St. M. 843. Note that the shoaling reported below plagues the inlet channel, NOT the AICW/Ponce Inlet intersections.
FLORIDA-TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES-PONCE DE LEON INLET: Shoaling. 04/13
There is extreme shoaling present at low tide between Ponce de Leon Inlet Buoy 7A (LLNR 9543) and Ponce de Leon Inlet Temp Buoy 7B. A five foot shoal extends approximately 10 yards into the channel at low tide. Temporary aids 7B, 8A and 8B have all been relocated to mark best water and shoaling in the area. Mariners are reminded that temporary buoys are not charted and positions of the buoys frequently shift with changing conditions. Mariners are advised to exercise extreme caution while transiting the area.
FLORIDA-TOLOMATO RIVER TO PALM SHORES-PONCE DE LEON INLET: Shoaling.
Shoaling is in the vicinity of Ponce De Leon Inlet Buoy 7A (LLNR 9543) extending 15 yards to the northwest. Mariners are reminded that the positions of the buoys frequently shift with changing conditions. Use only with local knowledge.