Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville conducting Waterways and Management Study for local waterway

7th Coast Guard District NewsJACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville has initiated a Waterways and Management Study of the Intracoastal Waterway from Cumberland Sound, Fla., to day beacon 84 in the Matanzas River, Sept. 1, 2011.

The 90-day study will commence Dec. 1, 2011. WAMS studies are conducted periodically to better facilitate safe and effective navigation on area waterways.

This study will examine the effectiveness of Aids to Navigation (ATON) with a focus on the following:

  • The overall effectiveness of ATON, traffic patterns and waterways being utilized
  • Waterway markings in accordance with most recent Army Corps of Engineer surveys
  • Suitability and evaluation of ATON currently in use
  • Review of ATON signal displays
  • Accuracy of navigational publications and charts

Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville personnel encourage interested parties to provide comment on existing ATON and recommendations for the establishment of new aids in the area covered by this study. Please submit WAMS comments, information and/or recommendations to Chief Warrant Officer Steve McDonnell, Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville Waterways Management Division by Nov. 30, 2011, at (904) 564-7565, via e-mail at

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  1. pitcher says:

    Has the Matanzas Inlet at Summer Haven that goes to rattle snake Island been dredged.