From Captain Greg Bush, President of the Federal Pilots:
As a result of the latest ACOE surveys; effective immediately, the Associated Federal Pilots and Docking Masters of Louisiana are now recommending a maximum freshwater draft of 42’ for transit of Southwest Pass. Please be advised that additional draft reductions may be necessary but are impossible to predict exactly when and to what degree. 

At this time, we are also rescinding our transit recommendation for flocculation. Please be advised that this natural phenomena has a mind of its own and could easily reoccur at anytime necessitating the need for this recommendation in short order.