Mon River Navigation to Reopen Tomorrow

Washington PA Observer Reporter
3 August 2012

The reopening of navigation on the Monongahela River at Charleroi has been postponed until tomorrow as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes repairs to Locks and Dam No. 4.

The lock under repair will reopen at 8 a.m. rather than today, as previously scheduled, a corps spokesman said.

The delay was encountered because the lock hadn’t been drained in many years and repair crews encountered more work than had been anticipated.

Navigation came to a halt July 23, when the lock chamber was drained in order to replace the upriver sill below the gates and perform other maintenance. Copyright Observer Publishing Co.