Shoaling Alert for Rudee Inlet

Monday, October 19, 2020

 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 15,2020. 

The survey indicates shoaling in the channel approximately 100 feet east of the jetties extending approximately 200 feet eastward. Conditions reported are least depth at 7.4 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).  

Shoaling has been identified across the channel extending approximately 300 feet westward into the inlet from the east ends of the jetties. Conditions reported are least depths at 8.2 feet MLLW. 

Shoaling has been identified along the south side of the channel extending approximately 300 feet westward from the east end of the short jetty. Conditions reported are least depths at 2.4 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 41/20 LNM Publication:

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/lnm05412020.pdf        Or

Fifth District LNMs for 2020:

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

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