Public Notices

Navigation Notice LRN 22-39: Kentucky Lock federal mooring #3 cell out of service

Nashville District Technical Support Branch
Published Sept. 20, 2022

Kentucky Lock has a series of mooring cells immediately upstream of the short bull nose of the lock chamber. It was recently discovered that Federal Mooring Cell #3 upstream of the lock has been punctured and has lost all gravel fill that keeps the metal bands intact. It has been determined this mooring cell is unfit for use. All vessels, both upbound and downbound, are asked to use extreme caution when transiting the area and avoid any contact with Federal Mooring Cell #3 until a temporary repair can be made and/or a replacement cell built.