Port of Alsea Warns Boaters of Heavy Silting at Boat Ramp

Silting at the boat ramp on Alsea Bay during a negative tide.

Silting at the boat ramp on Alsea Bay during a negative tide.

Heavy silting is impeding safe launching from the ramp into Alsea Bay.  The picture says it all.   Several boaters have been stuck on sand bars and have had to wait for the tide to come in.  The Port of Alsea have put notices up on their website and the kiosk at the boat ramp.  The Port urges people to avoid launching on any negative tides and to always use caution when launching.  Boaters need to be extra mindful and closely monitor the tides.

Dredging in the bay is scheduled for November 1, 2016.

2016 Tide Information for Alsea Bay

NOAA Tide Tables

Boarding floats (docks) at the Port of Alsea on a negative tide.

Boarding floats (docks) at the Port of Alsea on a negative tide.

 

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