During the annual low water inspection flight in 2012, significant gravel and cobble deposits were noticed at 6 locations. The photos in this PDF show those locations from both air and the ground. Other photos of sandbars were also included to show the noticeable difference in color between sand and gravel bars from the air. Some of the gravel deposits appeared to be recent due to the leading edge of gravel waves at the lower ends of the some of the bars that appeared to be covering previous deposits of sand and old vegetation
SPECIAL NOTICE TO NAVIGATION INTERESTS
Mel Price Aux Chamber
1. The auxiliary chamber will be closed for maintenance dredging.
2. Dredging is expected to start on 10 October and be complete on or about 15 October.
3. The main 1200-ft chamber is available for use.
4. All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster.
FOR THE DISTRICT ENGINEER:
Andrew C. Schimpf, P.E.
Rivers Project Manager