LNM: Caution with Channel ATONS, Apalachicola River, Northern Gulf, FL
The Northern Gulf is still suffering the effects of Hurricane Michael. The Apalachicola River runs from Lake Seminole, on the Florida-Georgia border at Chattahoochee, 106 miles south through the Panhandle to the Gulf of Mexico, at the town of Apalachicola. The Jim Woodruff dam/lock is located at the northern entrance to the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, FL.
FL – PANAMA CITY – APALACHICOLA RIVER – Channel Condition
Due to Hurricane Michael and high water on the Apalachicola River, the U.S. Coast Guard has been unable to regularly service aids to navigation below the Jim Woodruff L/D. U.S. Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Eufaula anticipates returning to the Apalachicola River below the Jim Woodruff L/D once weather and river conditions allow. All mariners are urged to exercise extreme caution when transiting these waterways as the aids to navigation may not be reliable. Chart 11402 11404 LNM 05/19