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COLORADO RIVER LOCKS, Matagorda, Texas  - USACE Galveston District Simon DeSoto, lockmaster at the Colorado River Locks, snapped this photo of a 72-feet-wide tow entering the east lock of the Colorado River Locks.


Remarks (Traffic Restrictions)

NORMAL  OPERATIONS 

See Notice to Navigation for upcoming Lock closure

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


 

 

Notice

NOTICE TO NAVIGATION

GALVESTON DISTRICT

 

DATE: 04/01/2015 NOTICE NUMBER: 3526

ATTN: CESWG-DE

2000 FORT POINT ROAD - JADWIN

GALVESTON TX 77550

HTTP://WWW.SWG.USACE.ARMY.MIL/

POC:

Simon DeSoto

Supv Dam Mech, 979-863-2318

simon.r.desoto@usace.army.mil

WATERWAY:

GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY

EFFECTIVE:

04/06/2015  thru 07/03/2015   0700 - 1700

 

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

LOCK CLOSURE

Colorado River Locks, Texas

J&S Contractors will be working at the Colorado River Locks repairing the guidewalls on the East and West Locks.

This work may require closure of the Locks during the designated periods of work, Monday through Friday. Work will

not be performed on weekends or Federal holidays.

COOPERATION SOLICITED:

Mariners should contact the Lock Master at (979) 863-7842 to confirm the closure time so as to minimize their delay.

Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing

arrangements have been made.

//signed//

Joe Hrametz, P.E.

Chief, Operations

Lock Gauge Water Elevation Readings (MLT)*

 East Lock   West Lock  
River Side 3.2 Canal Side 3.2
Canal Side N/A Canal Side N/A
     

READINGS LAST UPDATED: April 28, 2015 0800

Current Velocities

Colorado River (mph)  .81
By-Pass Channel (mph) .85

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 55 feet.

Traffic Information

Lockings on turn: Eastbound  1
Lockings on turn: Westbound 1
Ext. Max. Locking Queue Time 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. - 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Thursday)
7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Friday)