Old River Lock Maintenance Update   Following is an update from Old River Lock:   Due to an extended period of time it took for the divers to clean the recess for the Emergency Bulkheads at Old River Lock, we will not start testing the Lowering Carriage Machinery until 0630 (6:30 am) Monday, 1 March…

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Red River Short Closure RM 59.6 on March 3   Following is a notice from CLECO on a short river closure to navigation:   On March 3, 2021 @0800 we will need to pull a rope across the Red River at the Moncla crossing, RM 59.6, to replace a static wire that fell during the…

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Red River Buoys & River Levels   ANT Colfax (USCG Buoy Tender) will be underway this week working south from Colfax.   Tows need to report any issues with buoys that Chief Anglebrandt and his crew need to be aware of.   We are within 2′ of pool stage throughout the system in a very…

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NOTICE TO MARINERS RED RIVER   LNM 07-21   SECTION VII – GENERAL  This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.   LA – OLD RIVER LOCK – Lock Condition Commencing February 22, 2021 and continuing until March 9, 2021, Old River Lock…

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Old River Lock & RM 117 Updates   Old River Lock:   They will start testing the Lowering Carriage Machinery on Wednesday, 24 February. Their best guess at this time is that they would only be shut down during daylight hours Wednesday thru Friday. Not sure what will happen after that. They will be able…

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Red River Jackson St Bridge OPEN to Navigation   Jackson St. Bridge is now open to navigation.   I want to thank LADOTD, Alexandria, for their support to navigation.   Richard Brontoli, Executive Director Red River Valley Association P.O. Box 709 Shreveport, LA 71162 318-221-5233 Cell: 318-393-6207 Fax: 318-425-0516 rrva@rrva.org

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Old River Lock Maintenance DELAYS   Following is the update from Old River Lock:   We will start testing the Lowering Carriage Machinery on Wednesday, 24 February. My best guess at this time is that we would only be shut down during daylight hours Wednesday thru Friday. Not sure what will happen after that. I will…

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Bridge over MKARNS at Webbers Falls, OK   Good morning,   I did not receive the attached from the Coast Guard bridge branch, but I was asked to share it with you.   Although it is a little confusing to me, it appears to show that they are proposing to add a pier in what…

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Red River Jackson St Bridge Update   Following is an update from LADOTD on the Jackson St. Bridge:   We will not be opening the bridge today, 18 February.   We will need temperatures above freezing and approximately eight hours of sunshine to melt enough ice to open the bridge. That is not predicted to…

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