Red River Emergency Dredging at Lock 1 Lower & Navigation Call Monday, June 5

Red River Dredging

Due to rapidly falling gages, we are quickly losing a 9-foot navigable channel at Lock 1 lower (RM 44). A low water advisory is in place. Due to the emergency cut needed, the dredge will begin moving to Lock 1 lower from Lock 4 this afternoon arriving no later than Tuesday, June 6. At that time, 24-hour dredging will be in place and no marine traffic will be allowed to move through the queue. Following the 24-hour emergency cut, the dredge will continue seasonal dredging clearing the queue twice daily for marine traffic at 0700 and 1900. When dredging at Lock 1 is complete the dredge will move to Lock 5.

We will keep you informed if there are any changes.

Due to the change in the dredging schedule and conditions at Lock 1 lower we will have a navigation call Monday, June 5 at 10:00 am.

Call in #: 862-799-9537
Participants on the Call
Weather Update
Discuss probable channel issues
Dredge Status
ANT Colfax
Next Conference Call

We will keep you posted on the location of the dredge as it moves on the river.


Emily Mott, Executive Director
Red River Valley Association
P.O. Box 709
Shreveport, Louisiana 71162
Cell: (318) 458-7922