2020 Lock Schedule

Upper Monongahela River 2020 Summer Lock Hours Announced

The Upper Monongahela River Association (UMRA) announced the hours that the Hildebrand and Opekiska locks will be open for the 2020 boating and fishing season. This is a special opportunity to see two pools of the Monongahela River that are inaccessible to motorized boats because they lack public boat-trailer ramps. UMRA has again teamed with local agencies to raise funds and negotiate with the Corps of Engineers to open the locks at Opekiska and Hildebrand for 13 days this summer. The Morgantown lock is always open from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

For only the following dates, Opekiska and Hildebrand will open at 7 a.m. and close at 4 p.m.:  May 16, 23-24, June 13, 20-21, 27, July 4 and 18, Aug. 8 and 22, Sept. 5-6, and Oct. 3.  On all three locks, the last lock-through will be 30 minutes prior to closing.  Call the Pt. Marion Lock for latest information, 724-725-5259, or check the Pittsburgh District NAV Notices index page at http://www.lrp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/NavigationNotices.aspx.
Contributed funding for 2020.

Revised Dates for 2020

Date

Start Time

Finish Time

Subtotal (hrs)

Startup/ Shutdown Time (2 hrs)

Total (hrs)

13-Jun-20

700

1600

9

2

11

20-Jun-20

700

1600

9

2

11

21-Jun-20

700

1600

9

2

11

27-Jun-20

700

1600

9

2

11

4-Jul-20

700

1600

9

2

11

18-Jul-20

700

1600

9

2

11

8-Aug-20

700

1600

9

2

11

22-Aug-20

700

1600

9

2

11

5-Sep-20

700

1600

9

2

11

6-Sep-20

700

1600

9

2

11

3-Oct-20

700

1600

9

2

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the past 10 years UMRA, and other groups, have been involved in discussions with the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), our Congressional representatives, and local governments on a way of operating locks for recreational boats on the Upper Mon and Upper Allegheny using “contributed funds,” non-federal money from regional and local sources.  Our Pittsburgh District USACE has become the first in the nation to negotiate agreements under the provisions of WRRDA 2014, the Waterways Resources & Reorganization Development Act of 2014.

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