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ACBL’s Daily River Conditions

Updated Thursday, September 16, 2021

Today’s Key Issues

  • Tropical Depression Nicolas Post-Tropical Cyclone Nicholas is slowly dissipating over south LA today. Most impacts have begun to wane with the storm. However, scattered rainfall will continue to be possible today and through the weekend across south LA.  
  • Hurricane IDA Recovery- Recovery plans are now in full swing. This storm has caused major damage to areas in and around Greater New Orleans.  ACBL is coordinating recovery efforts with Industry and the USCG. Ensuring personnel, cargo, and equipment security remains our TOP priority. Transit delays are still expected as the Industry is getting back into a normal transportation pattern as boats, fleets, and shipyards recover from this Hurricane. Please contact your Sales representative with any questions you may have regarding the status of your cargo. Please click here for additional details from GICA/ACOE update.
  • Pike Island Locks and Dam (OR 84)Daily closures to the Main Chamber from 0800-1600 for repairs from 9/14-9/16. Auxiliary Chamber will be used during closure times.
  • Wilson Lock (TR 259) – the MAIN chamber is NOW OPEN on a limited basis ….. they will lock southbound during the daylight and northbound during the night. Lockages at Wilson Lock will stop when flows reach 275,000 cfs or spillway gates 1-26 adjacent to the lock are in operation.
  • Port Allen Lock Delays still continue to build at Port Allen lock. As of 16:00 9/16/21, 25 tows on turn in the river and 23 tows on turn in the canal. Anticipated approximate delay: 48+ hours….. Lock Contact Information:   Bayou Sorrel Lock 225-659-7773.  Port Allen Lock 225-343-3752.

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