Shoaling Alert for Rudee Inlet

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

An Alert to Mariners has been posted for Rudee Inlet due to serious shoaling conditions, based on a City of Virginia Beach survey, dated October 15, 2019.  

The survey indicates shoaling in the channel from the approximate east ends of the jetties extending out eastward approximately 225 feet.  Conditions reported are least depth from 5.5 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).   

Shoaling has been identified across the inner channel located approximately 100 feet east of the short jetty, extending westward for 400 feet with least depths reported at 6.9 MLLW.  

Mariners are urged to exhibit extreme caution when approaching this area.  Use idle speed when approaching the inlet and seek local assistance if unfamiliar with the inlet and its condition.  

Most recent issuance of the USCG Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) can be found at the link provided below. Notices are updated weekly. 

Week 42/19 LNM Publication:


Fifth District LNMs for 2019: