Corps warns boaters as buoy shift during high water

Published July 1, 2014

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh District is notifying boaters that the warning buoys placed above and below our navigation dams on the Ohio, Monongahela and Allegheny Rivers have shifted due to the recent high water.

The buoys mark the hazardous zones near our lock and dam facilities. Boaters are urged to consult the Navigation Charts when approaching the locks and dams to be aware of the landmarks on the river. It should not be assumed that these navigation aids will be on station to identify the Dam Danger Zones. Buoys will be recovered and reset when river levels make it safe to do so.

Boaters are encouraged to use extreme caution near our facilities. Low-head or fixed crest dams are difficult to see when traveling downstream.

Boaters should also wear their lifejackets at all times.

For more information on river and reservoir conditions, visit:

For Navigation Charts visit:

For Locking Through information visit:



For media inquiries, contact the Public Affairs Office at 412-395-7500 or email:
Jeff Hawk
412-395-7503 (fax)
1000 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa.
Dan Jones
412-395-7503 (fax)
1000 Liberty Ave. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Release no. 14-181