Entrance Sounding

Dredging of the federal entrance channel began on November 16, 2022, and will continue through April 30, 2023.

Weekly soundings will be posted below. Prior to transiting the entrance, please check tide and weather conditions, review the entrance sounding, and know what your vessel draws.

During dredging operations, pass Twin Lakes on the east side (Crow’s Nest side) of the channel unless otherwise marked. Stay at least 50’ from the dredge and contact the dredge crew on VHF channel 8 for passing instructions. If your vessel contacts any dredge equipment or pipeline, please contact Harbor Patrol IMMEDIATELY on VHF channel 9.

For more information regarding the Port District’s dredge operations, please click here.