Highwater Safety Advisory-Morgan City Port Allen Alt. Rte. CANCELLED

As a result of the Bayou Sorrel river gauge reading 5 feet and below, in accordance with the Waterways Action Plan Baton Rouge Annex: The COTP New Orleans has cancelled all requirements including restrictions requiring all mariners to transit the area at minimum safe speed with no discernable wake from MM 37.6 to MM 45.…
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Calcasieu Lock Update

Notice Number: 23-19 Date: 01/30/2023 thru 04/06/2023 Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 23-06, dated 18 January 2023, stating that Calcasieu Lock will be closed to navigation beginning on 30 January 2023 and continuing through 3 March 2023, from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, for a U.S. Government Maintenance Unit performing necessary repairs to…
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Calcasieu River Update #2

All mariners are advised that the US 171 Bridge, located in the vicinity of mile marker 46.5 on the Calcasieu River, will be extending the dates for bridge repairs from February 15, 2023 – March 31, 2023. Bridge repairs include restoring structural steel and installing new navigation lighting. A Containment system will be installed under…
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Houston Pilot Operations

“At 1145 (local) February 15, 2023 the Houston Pilot Association resumed outbound sailings. Inbound arrivals remain suspended.” v/R, Vessel Traffic Service USCG Sector Houston-Galveston (281) 464-4837 24/7 Watch Supervisor HoustonTraffic@uscg.mil
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Safety Alert: Atchafalaya River

1. The Atchafalaya River gauge has reached and is forecasted to remain above 3.0 feet. In accordance with 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 165.811, the following High-Water restrictions are in place for the designated regulated navigation area (RNA) that encompasses the Atchafalaya River in the vicinity of the Morgan City Triple Span Bridges (the…
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Bayou Rigaud Update

Notice Number: 201684-1/MVN 22-151 / MVN 23-17 Date: 12/18/2022 00:00 thru 05/15/2023 23:59 Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 22-151, dated 8 December 2022, stating that the U.S. Government Contract Cutterhead Dredge CREW COMPASS will be working in Bayou Rigaud from approximately Mile 0.3 to approximately Mile 4.0, non-continuous, through approximately 14 February 2023. Dredged material will…
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Bayou Boeuf Update

Notice Number: 201910-1/MVN 23-07 / MVN 23-16 Date: 02/06/2023 06:00 thru 02/23/2023 18:00 Reference Navigation Bulletin No. 23-07, dated 23 January 2023, stating that beginning on 6 February 2023 and continuing through approximately 16 February 2023, Bayou Boeuf Lock will have intermittent delays to navigation (up to 6 hours), due to a U.S. Government Hired…
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National Weather Service – Gale Watch – 10FEB through 11FEB

Greetings, The National Weather Service has issued a GALE WATCH from 0600hrs on Friday, February 10th to 0400hrs on Saturday, February 11th . Moderate to strong northwest winds will develop behind a passing cold front early Friday morning. These winds may also produce low water levels at times in Galveston and Matagorda Bays. Offshore seas…
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Mardi Gras Festivities – New Orleans, LA

Waterways Status – Mardi Gras Festivities – NEW ORLEANS, LA The Mardi Gras festivities will be held in New Orleans, LA beginning on February 17, 2023 and lasting through February 22, 2023. As part of the celebrations, multiple events will be taking place on or adjacent to the Lower Mississippi River (LMR). In anticipation of…
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GIWW: Calcasieu Lock Closure

Notice Number: 201991/MVN 23-13 Date: 02/06/2023 15:45 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Effective immediately and continuing until further notice, Calcasieu Lock will be closed to navigation due to an underwater obstruction near the A Gate. //signed// Wesley M. Sisung, for: MICHELLE C. DAIGLE Chief, Technical Support Branch Operations Division
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