LNM: Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River Channel Depths
This good news for all of you wanting to explore the inland rivers of the Northern Gulf.
FL – APALACHICOLA-CHATTAHOOCHEE-FLINT RIVER BASIN – Channel Conditions
Continuing through May, 2018, a 7-foot navigation channel will be supported on the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River System (ACF), according to the ACF Water Control Manual dated March 2017,when the composite storage for the systems in Zones 1 and 2. The critical Blountstown gage needed to support navigation is a 7.4-foot gage reading. Mariners anticipating using the system are encouraged to monitor the flow and water levels at the following website: http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/ .
The current water level on the ACF is sufficient to support navigation, however dryer conditions are forecast in the near future. Further, while Jim Woodruff Lock is operational by appointment only, the George W. Andrews and Walter F George locks are closed due to mechanical failures. To schedule lockage mariners can contact (229) 723-3482. Anyone anticipating a barge shipment on the system is encouraged to contact Carl Dyess, at (251) 690-2570.
Chart 11401 LNM 09/18