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Waterways Council, Inc. Update

October 16, 2017

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File Image only (CREDIT: WCI)

As of today (October 16, 2017), the Ohio River is now OPEN at Lock & Dam 52 (L&D 52).
 
The river reopened on Saturday after it had been closed for nearly a week due to rising river stages that exceeded the maximum locking stage of 20.7 feet.   Precipitation from Hurricane Nate prompted the rising river levels and closure, but L&D 52 was closed from September 6-14 due to an unscheduled maintenance outage at the 89-year-old facility. As of today, there are 58 vessels with 658 barges waiting to transit L&D 52. This backup is over roughly a 20-mile stretch of river.

 

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