The Pittsburgh District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is notifying recreational boaters that the Upper Allegheny locks will be open this summer. Through a partnership with the Allegheny River Development Corporation, the Corps will be able to open Allegheny Locks 6-9 beginning this weekend and continuing each weekend through June 28.
The lock schedule is as follows:
Memorial Day weekend the locks will be open Saturday through Monday, noon to 8 p.m. each day.
May 30-31 to June 27-28 the locks will be open each Saturday and Sunday noon to 8 p.m.
More dates could be announced at a later time.
To view navigation traffic and lock service status, please visit: http://corpslocks.usace.army.mil/lpwb/f?p=121:1:4132441642454097
For river conditions and navigation notices and charts, visit http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation.aspx.
As part of its navigation mission, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Pittsburgh operates and maintains 23 lock and dam facilities on the area’s three main rivers – the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio. This is the largest, oldest and most fatigued navigation system in the nation.
The district’s navigation structures not only provide reliable river commerce, but also provide water supplies for drinking, industrial use, firefighting and sanitation. The sustained pools of water provided by navigation dams encourage economic development within the region.
Release no. NR15-142