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Colorado River Locks

COLORADO RIVER LOCKS, Matagorda, Texas  - USACE Galveston District Simon DeSoto, lockmaster at the Colorado River Locks, snapped this photo of  tow exiting the east lock of the Colorado River Locks.


Remarks (Traffic Restriction) See Restrictions under NOTICE.

Note: No mail or packages are being accepted either from or to tows due to security reasons.


 

 

Notice

RESTRICTIONS:

Tows are restricted to 1 loaded barge or 2 empty barges at a time.

For updates on the River forecast, see Corps Connections on this page.

Lock Gauge Water Elevation Readings (MLT)*

 East Lock   West Lock  
River Side 3.3 River Side 3.3
Canal Side N/A Canal Side N/A
     

READINGS LAST UPDATED: May 4, 2016 1400

Current Velocities

Colorado River (mph)                               .54
By-Pass Channel (mph)                         .17                         

Lock Dimensions

1,200 feet long by 75 feet wide, maximum length allowed on tows is 1,180 feet, maximum width allowed on tows is 74 feet.

Traffic Information

Lockings on turn: Eastbound 0
Lockings on turn: Westbound 0
 

Galveston District Colorado River Locks

Mailing Address:

USACE Galveston District

Lockmaster, Colorado River Locks

P.O. Box 677

Matagorda, TX  77457

Email: ceswg-od-oc@usace.army.mil

Phone:

East Lock Control House: 979-863-7842  Ext. 2005

Fax: 979-863-2127

Office Hours: 7 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)

7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Friday)