Archive

ShareThis Page
Corps of Engineers to begin removing warning buoys from W.Pa. rivers | TribLIVE.com
Regional

Corps of Engineers to begin removing warning buoys from W.Pa. rivers

393759BouyB
A river warning buoy

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will start removing pillar buoys from the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers Tuesday.

The buoys marking restricted areas at navigation dams are taken out in advance of the ice and high-water season.

“Boaters should use caution as they approach the locks, especially when proceeding downstream,” the corps said. “Boaters are also urged to consult their navigation charts to be absolutely sure of their landmarks when approaching the locks and dams.”

The buoy removal will take about a week, depending on river and weather conditions.

“These warning buoys can be pushed off station at any time during high water or freeze events; therefore, they have to be considered a last resort for water safety,” said John Anderson, supervisory operations specialist.

The warning buoys will be reinstalled before the start of the recreational boating season next year.

Brian Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, [email protected] or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.