Launching of Boats Not Permitted Due to Unusually Low Ohio River Stage

Date of Release:  September 13, 2017

To facilitate the necessary repairs to Lock and Dam #52 near Brookport, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has restricted flow on the Ohio River leading to an unusually low river stage.

The low stage is making it hazardous to launch a boat from either the foot of Broadway or the Ohio River Boat Launch located at North 6th and Burnett Streets.  Boaters are advised not to launch until the Ohio River stage returns to at least 13 feet.

Daily updates for the Ohio River are provided at the following link:  http://www.weather.gov/lmrfc/obsfcst_mississippi.  Once on that webpage, click Lower Ohio/Lower Mississippi River 5-day Forecast Summary to see the daily update and forecast for Paducah.

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