MVN 60-Day Lock Status Forecast 32519

The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (March 25, 2019) is attached.

The status report updates conditions on the on the Calcasieu, Bayou Boeuf, Old RiverLocks, the East and West Calumet Floodgates. Updates are listed in bold.

The update on the continuing long-term intermittent scheduled closures at the Calcasieu Lock due to ongoing Chamber Guide Wall work is reproduced below:

Calcasieu Lock is closed to navigation intermittently Monday through Friday from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm each day or as indicated by the Corps. This schedule will continue until approximately 15 July 2019.”

  The information for the update on the Chamber Guide Wall Replacement at the Bayou Boeuf Lock is reproduced below:

The construction on the bayou boeuf lock replacement guidewall has been postponed until further notice. The lock will remain open for passage of navigation traffic until the current high river conditions improve.”

The information on the closure of the Old River Lock due to the continuing high river conditions are reproduced in below:

Commencing on 06 March 2019, Old River Lock will be closed to navigation due to high river conditions.  The lock will reopen once the Mississippi River recedes below 60.5 at Red River Landing.”

The information on the closure due to heavy siltation being experienced at the East Calumet Floodgate is reproduced below:

“Continuing until further notice, East Calumet Floodgate will remain closed to navigation due to heavy siltation on the west side of the structure making it unsafe for navigation.”

The information on the closure due to high water levels being experienced at the West Calumet Floodgate is reproduced below:

“Continuing until further notice, West Calumet Floodgate will remain closed to navigation due to high water conditions.”

Please see the attachment for complete details.

NOTES:
1) Updates to table are shown in Bold.
2) Radio channel #14 should be used to contact lock operators, except Berwick Lock, which uses channel #12. 3) For the latest lock status including gage data, check the following Lock Update website:

STRUCTURENAVIGATION BULLETIN #WORK ITEMEFFECTIVE DATECOMMENTS
Charenton FloodgateN/AClosed until further notice. This structure was closed in 2005.
Calcasieu Lock18-99Chamber Guide Wall work21 May 2018Calcasieu Lock is closed to navigation intermittently Monday through Friday from 6:30 am until 6:00 pm each day or as indicated by the Corps. This schedule will continue until approximately 15 July 2019.
Bayou Boeuf Lock19-32Chamber Guide Wall Replacement High River Conditions Improve The construction on the bayou boeuf lock replacement guidewall has been postponed until further notice. The lock will remain open for passage of navigation traffic until the current high river conditions improve.
Old River Lock19-33High River Closure06 March 2019Commencing on 06 March 2019, Old River Lock will be closed to navigation due to high river conditions.
The lock will reopen once the Mississippi River recedes below 60.5 at Red River Landing.
East Calumet Floodgate18-144Heavy Siltation31 October 2018Continuing until further notice, East Calumet Floodgate will remain closed to navigation due to heavy siltation on the west side of the structure making it unsafe for navigation.
West Calumet FloodgateHigh Water CurrentlyContinuing until further notice, West Calumet Floodgate will remain closed to navigation due to high water conditions.