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PSA: ELECTRIC POWER INSPECTIONS ENCOURAGED FOR DOCKS, RAMPS AFTER HIGH WATER LEVELS

USACE Mobile District
Published March 13, 2019
Updated: March 13, 2019
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Flooded dock at Lake Sidney Lanier

MOBILE, Ala. – As U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites across the southeastern U.S. continue facing high water conditions from ongoing, heavy rainfall events, the Corps strongly encourages the public to exercise caution and be alert to their surroundings when using or in the vicinity of privately-owned docks and boat ramps dotting the recreation sites. Many of these privately-owned facilities have electric power, and a number of them have become submerged in the high waters.

USACE Mobile District encourages impacted dock and ramp owners to shut down all electric power to these facilities. After high water levels recede, it is highly recommended that dock and ramp owners have all electrical outlets and wiring inspected.

Please note that while the Corps does not require or provide inspections of facilities following high water events, we do strongly encourage the public to safeguard their privately-owned facilities.

The Corps does require dock permit holders to obtain a state-certified electrician to provide a signed certificate that electric work has been properly installed and working at the dock. The same is required for new owners of a property with an existing permit.

For the latest updates about water levels at USACE Mobile District-managed projects, please call (251) 690‑2505, or visit the following pages:

USACE Mobile District website: www.sam.usace.army.mil

USACE Mobile District Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USACEMOBILE/


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CESAM-PA@usace.army.mil

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