Shallow Water at Hell Gate Problem Stretch, AICW Statute Mile 602
The AICW follows the narrow, man-made canal known as Hell Gate between the Vernon and Ogeechee Rivers. These waters have been an AICW Problem Stretch for years. Looks like the surrounding shallows are once again beginning to creep into the channel. Effective immediately, cautious captains should begin to time their traversal of Hell Gate for mid to high tide. Our thanks to John Wampler for this report.
Passed thru Hell Gate this morning – 3.2 above Vernon View tide datum with 5.3 feet at waterline.