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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)




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





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:  October 31, 2014 0800   hrs

Current Velocities

Colorado River (mph)  -.07
By-Pass Channel (mph) -.03

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  2
Lockings on tuen: Westbound 3
Ext. Max. Locking Queue Time



Galveston District Colorado River Locks
Mailing Address:
USACE Galveston District
Lockmaster, Colorado River Locks
P.O. Box 677
Matagorda, TX  77457


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)