Shoaling Alert for Rudee Inlet

Tuesday, February 08, 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, dated February 2,2022

The survey indicates shoaling in the channel from the east ends of the jetties extending out eastward approximately 200 feet.  Conditions reported are least depth from 6.5 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).  

Shoaling has been identified across the inner channel from the approximate east ends of the jetties extending westward 250 feet with least depths reported at 5.0 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 05/22 LNM Publication:


Fifth District LNMs for 2020:

News Releases:    

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