LNM: Update: Dredging Underway, Dismal Swamp Canal, AICW Alternate Route
Traveling south, the Dismal Swamp Canal route exits the Waterway westward immediately south of the I-64 fixed bridge at statute mile 7.1. No wake is already the recommended speed for the narrow canal, not only for safety, but for the enjoyment of the natural surroundings. Extra caution is required in the vicinity of the dredge equipment with a reminder that dredging can stir up logs and debris, so even more caution for your vessel is required.
VA – INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY – GREAT DISMAL SWAMP CANAL – DREDGING
PCI Dredging LLC will be conducting dredging operations in the Great Dismal Canal from 22 Feb until approximately 30 Mar 2019 [Dredging is still underway as of 5/1]. Dredged material will be placed in the Upland USACE CDF on the westside of the Canal. Work vessels may be contacted on VHF-FM channels 13 and 16. Mariners are urged to transit at the slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made. Pipeline and vessels will be marked pursuant to Coast Guard regulations. Submerged pipeline will be positioned parallel and adjacent to the shoreline of the federal channel thence traversing upland and west into the CDF. For more information or question contact Kent Petersen at 715-356-7311. Chart 12206 LNM 07/19
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