Shoaling Alert for Rudee Inlet

Friday, March 19, 2021

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 19, 2021

The survey indicates shoaling across the channel approximately 100 feet east of the jetties extending approximately 125 feet eastward. Conditions reported are least depth at 7.0 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).

Shoaling has been identified on the southside of the channel along the short inner jetty from the east-end extending westward approximately 200 feet. Conditions reported are least depths at 2.4 feet MLLW (mean lower low water)

 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 11/21 LNM Publication:


Fifth District LNMs for 2021:

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City of Virginia Beach | Public Works Department | Virginia Beach, VA 23456