The Corps’ Mississippi Valley New Orleans (MVN) District’s Lock and Waterway Status 60-Day Forecast as issued today (April 2, 2019) is attached.
The status report includes conditions on the on the Calcasieu, Bayou Boeuf, Old RiverLocks, the East and West Calumet Floodgates. Updates are listed in bold.
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 Old River Lock is now open with the following restrictions due to repairs to the Emergency Bulkhead Lowering Carriage:
1) Tows are to enter the Lock at DEAD SLOW speed.
2) All tows are restricted to no longer than 1100’ in length.
3) All tows will line up along the floating guidewall before proceeding.
4) Two line-handlers with life vests and bumpers will be required on both approach and exiting of the Lock.
5) Vessels must be moored by bow and stern lines to floating timberheads.”
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.