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    • LNM: USACE: Apalachicola-Chattahoochee and Flint River System Update, Northern Gulf, FL

      The USACE has declared 7ft depth channel levels in this Northern Gulf river system.

       

      FL – AL – GA – APALACHICOLA – CHATTAHOOCHEE AND FLINT (ACF) RIVER SYSTEM – UPDATE

      Based on the 10-day forecast for releases from Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam and subsequent forecasted stage at Blountstown gage, the USACE is continuing to support a 7-foot navigation channel. 
      Additionally, the forecast for the area calls for normal rainfall for the next 3 months. The composite storage graphic, which is updated weekly, can be viewed at the following website:
      http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/ACFconstorage.pdf
      A 7.4-foot Blountstown stage is needed to provide a 7-foot channel on the Apalachicola River. River stages for the ACF system can be viewed at:
      http://water.sam.usace.army.mil/forecast_acf_plots.htm
      Commercial mariners should schedule lockage appointments at the Jim Woodruff Lock by calling (850) 663-4692 or (229) 723-3482. George W. Andrews and Walter F. George Locks remain closed due to mechanical failures. ACF Navigation Bulletins will continue to be issued on a monthly and as needed basis throughout the navigation season. Mariners can direct any questions to Ashley Kleinschrodt, at (251) 694-3726. LNM 6/21

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