Low water levels affect recreation craft at Ohio River locks

July 14, 2018

HUNTINGTON - Because of low water levels, the Huntington District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will limit recreational boat lockage on the Ohio River, the agency announced Friday.

“Effective immediately and until conditions abate, navigation locks on the Ohio, which includes Willow Island Locks, Belleville Locks, Racine Locks, R.C. Byrd Locks, Greenup Locks and Meldahl Locks, will only lock recreational craft through on even-numbered hours,” the release said.

The locks on the Kanawha River, which include London, Marmet and Winfield locks, will continue normal operations, according to the release.

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