October 7, 2023

Shoaling Alert for Rudee Inlet

An Alert to Mariners has been posted for Rudee Inlet due to serious shoaling conditions, based on a City of Virginia Beach survey, dated Oct. 6, 2023.

The survey indicates shoaling in the channel from the east ends of the jetties extending out eastward approximately 250 feet. Conditions reported are least depth from 5.7 feet MLLW (mean lower low water).

Shoaling has been identified along the south side of the channel extending approximately 100 feet eastward and 100 feet westward from the east end of the short jetty. Conditions reported are least depths at 3.2 feet MLLW.

Mariners are urged to exhibit extreme caution when approaching this area. Use idle speed when approaching the inlet and seek local assistance if unfamiliar with the inlet and its condition.

The most recent issuance of the USCG Local Notice to Mariners (LNM) can be found at the links below. Notices are updated weekly.

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