LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER (LMR) NAVIGATION CONDITIONS

LMR is open to navigation. 

Previous Closures:

1. The LMR was closed from MM 224.0 to MM 226.5 due to a sunken towboat. Time of closure was 1145 local, March 14 to 1800 local, March 14, 2019. Now Open with Restrictions (Click here)

2. Periodic fog at SWP has caused delays in vessel transits both entering and departing the LMR.


The additional following notice are in effect:

1. UPDATE: The main navigation channel of the Sunshine Bridge remains open. The alternate span is now open to inland tow vessel traffic only. Burnside Anchorage is now open from MM 166.5 to MM 167.0. (Click here)

2. BAR SWP Entry Restrictions (Click here) Federal Pilots SWP Entry Restrictions (Click here).Paragraph

3. High Water Restrictions – NOBRA (Click here), CRPPA (Click here), Fed Pilots (Click here). NOBRA amended – Vessels in anchorage requiring pilots changed from 30’ draft to 35’ draft.

4. 03/12/2019 – CRPPA Draft Restriction – 41’ Suggested Maximum Draft/One-Way Traffic – (Click here). 03/13/2013 -Federal Pilots Draft Restriction – 41’ Maximum Draft – (Click here).

5. 03/05/2019 – BAR Pilot – SWP Draft Restriction – 41’ Recommended Maximum Freshwater Draft From SWP Sea Buoy to MM 1.5 AHOP – (Click here)

6. 03/01/2019 – CBP Blanket Delay in Departure (Click here)