June 02–Additional warning buoys promised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were placed in the Ohio River near the Dashields Locks and Dam on Thursday.
Seven additional buoys were placed in response to a petition asking for more warning approaching the dam near Edgeworth in the wake of a fatal kayaking incident. There are now 27 warning buoys near the site.
Placement of the buoys was delayed several days due to high water, according to the Army Corps’ Pittsburgh district.
The Army Corps on Tuesday issued an alert of the high water, nothing that existing warning buoys can move during elevated periods.
Those planning to boat or kayak on the river are encouraged to check navigation charts and restricted areas before heading out to the water, officials said.