Boaters should use caution when using the navigation pass at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam (NM 0.5) near Tichnor at Arkansas County.


A 45-foot light pole atop the navigation pass abutment pier was knocked over the night of March 22. The pole was submerged and may be on the port side (facing downstream) of the navigation pass, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.


“Before using the pass, mariners should contact Montgomery Point Lock and Dam on Channel 16 for current information. Between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. each day, mariners should contact Norrell Lock & Dam (No. 1) NM 10.3 on Channel 16 for this same information,” according to the release.


Details: CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil or Little Rock District Office, 501-324-5739.