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07-25-2012 10:18 AM
davmarwood
Re: Kent Narrows shoaling

We transited Kent Narrows Friday 7/20/12 heading South at low tide. Approaching from the North, the second set of channel markers have been altered by blanking out the former Red and converting the former Green marker to Red. A new temporary green is moored to the East of the new Red (former Green). At that location the channel is narrowed to approximately 1/2 its normal width. We had a reading of 5.2 feet depth at the point where the channel is altered. We draw 5 feet, so it was a bit dicey. We returned the other direction on Sunday, 7/22/12 at high tide and never saw less than 6.8 feet depth.
07-14-2012 07:54 AM
Gladrags1 We transited Knapps Narrows on 7/1 about mid tide and had no problem. We hugged the R4 on the Bay side and found at least 6.0' of water. The River side had some areas in the upper 5' range. Since we draw 5' we were nervous but we never bumped. We managed to transit the River side 2 more times as we went back to Knapps Narrows to stay at the marina for 2 days to avoid the sweltering heat and went through ok.
07-07-2012 01:54 PM
lancelot9898
Re: Knapps and Kent Narrows shoaling

Thanks Clayton for the update even though we're taking the boat south soon and don't expect to use that channel again. Besides the tides be careful about the wind direction since we went aground between 3 and 5 on the green side over a year ago at mid tide with the wind out of the north. We draw close to 5'10" with the boat fully loaded.
07-07-2012 11:49 AM
KentIslandSailor
Re: Knapps and Kent Narrows shoaling

Survey results for May 2012 are here along with many other places around the Bay

Reports of Channel Conditions & Surveys

Reports and survey are correct. ( if you draw more than 5 feet and its at or close to low tide) going north approaching the green buoy #3 stay just to the east of the channel line, and between #3 and #1 it looks like its deepest also just to the east of the line between #3 and #1. Caution is advised.
05-31-2012 12:41 AM
sck5
Re: Knapps and Kent Narrows shoaling

I draw 5 feet and touched bottom on the west side of Knapps Narrows earlier this season. Keep away from those marshes north of the channel as you get into the narrows themselves. On the outside I stuck very close to the channel and was OK.
05-30-2012 10:32 AM
aa3jy
Re: Knapps and Kent Narrows shoaling

Quote:
Originally Posted by Harvey Gem View Post
Are there any reports on conditions at Knapps and Kent Narrows this spring?
From 'Local Notices to Mariners' - District 5 - May 22/12

MD – CHESAPEAKE BAY – CHESTER RIVER – KENT ISLAND NARROWS NORTHERN APPROACH – SHOALING

Shoaling to a depth of less than 5.0 ft MLW has been reported in the center of the channel in the vicinity of Kent Island Narrows Northern
Approach Lighted Buoy 3 (LLNR 26417). Chart: 12272.
05-13-2012 11:33 AM
Harvey Gem
Re: Knapps and Kent Narrows shoaling

Are there any reports on conditions at Knapps and Kent Narrows this spring?
02-05-2012 02:38 PM
SVAuspicious Not probably - definitely. Unfortunately resource don't keep up with the impact of regular current flow and storm damage.
02-05-2012 11:07 AM
DRFerron Thanks for posting that aa.

If I remember correctly, they dredged the channel a few years ago. Probably, the topography and current will make this a periodic necessity.
02-05-2012 08:47 AM
aa3jy
Quote:
Originally Posted by aa3jy View Post
I believe a few of the area businesses in particular Piney Narrows Marina led by Joe Palmerantz(sp?) may be leading the charge with this..as he is a good source as to the current conditions in the Narrows.
For review...

http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Naviga...ices/12-01.pdf
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