There have been questions regarding when the NOBRA transit restrictions will be rescinded.
As a reminder, as listed on the NOBRA Correspondence (See attached), the restrictions remain in effect as follows:
“These emergency procedures shall remain in effect until the Baton Rouge Gage has a
reading of 40 ft. and falling in combination with the Carrollton Gage reading 16 ft. and falling.“
So, although the Carrollton Gage has dropped below 16’, it is not on a steady fall.
Additionally, the Baton Rouge Gage is hovering at 40’, and is predicted to rise above that level once again.
I’ve attached the latest:
- 5-day Forecast
- 30-day Forecast
- Today’s LMR Forecast Center’s briefing slide.
The LMRFC Slide describes additional cresting conditions and predicts the LMR will stay at elevated stages through May and into June.
Should any transit restrictions change, LAMA will provide notification to the membership as soon as possible.
To Whom It May Concern:
Due to the river reaching sixteen (16) feet at the Carrollton Gage, the following restrictions will be implemented at 1200 today, February 27, 2019.
- Mile 233.0 AHP to Mile 90.5 AHP, south bound vessels will be daylight only;1
- Mile 170.0 AHP to Mile 232.2 AHP, all vessels will be daylight only; and
- Vessels anchoring in NOBRA’s area of responsibility with a draft of 35 feet or greater shall maintain a pilot on board while at anchor to insure safety ofthe vessel.
These emergency procedures shall remain in effect until the Baton Rouge Gage has a reading of 40 ft. and falling in combination with the Carrollton Gage reading 16 ft. and falling.