Shoaling Alert for Rudee Inlet

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

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, January 4,2022

The survey indicates shoaling across the channel from the east ends of the jetties extending approximately 250 feet eastward. Conditions reported are least depth at 6.1 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).  

 Shoaling has been identified in the inner channel from the east ends of the jetties extending approximately 150 feet westward with least depths reported at 6.4 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 01/22 LNM Publication:

https://www.navcen.uscg.gov/pdf/lnms/lnm05012022.pdf

Or

Fifth District LNMs for 2021:

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

News Releases:  VBgov.com/PW/News    

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