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Colorado River Locks

COLORADO RIVER LOCKS, Matagorda, Texas (March 11, 2011) - 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 CLOSURE NOTICES BELOW

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


 

 

Notice

August 15, 2014

Reference Notice No. 2014-18

MEMORANDUM FOR:

NAVIGATION INTERESTS

GULF INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY

COLORADO RIVER LOCKS, TEXAS

SITUATION:

NAVIGATION RESTRICTIONS

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.

TIME:

18 August 2014 thru 31 October 2014, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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. The Lock Master will be

knowledgeable of the exact closure times 24 hrs in advance of closure.

Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake

and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.

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Lock Gauge Water Elevation Readings (MLT)*

 East Lock   West Lock  
River Side 2.9 River Side 2.9
Canal Side n/a Canal Side n/a
     

READINGS LAST UPDATED:  September 23, 2014 0800  hrs

Current Velocities

Colorado River (mph)  -.29
By-Pass Channel (mph) .21

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  0
Lockings on tuen: 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)