Shoaling Alert for Rudee Inlet

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Shoaling Alert for Rudee Inlet

 An Alert to Mariners has been posted for Rudee Inlet due to serious shoaling conditions, based on a City of Virginia Beach survey, dated March 31,2020

 The survey indicates shoaling in the channel from the approximate east ends of the jetties extending eastward approximately 300 feet.  Conditions reported are least depth from 4.8 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).  

 Shoaling has been identified across the inner channel from the approximate east ends of the jetties into the inner channel for 350 feet with least depths reported at 7.1 feet 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 13/20 LNM Publication:

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/lnm05132020.pdf

 Or

 Fifth District LNMs for 2020:

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=5

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