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Colorado River Locks

A tow exits the east lock of the Colorado River Lock system near Matagorda, Texas. (Photo Credit Simon DeSoto, Colorado River lockmaster)

Notices

NORMAL OPERATIONS

HIGH WATER OPERATIONS POLICY 

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.

RECREATIONAL VESSELS
Lock openings for recreational vessels will be limited from opening on demand to opening every hour on the hour. Recreational vessels will be allowed to pass after a tow passes through the locks during the hour. If no tows are passing, the locks will only be opened at the top of the hour for recreational vessel passage.  

Emergency and law enforcement will not be affected by these operational changes.

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

 

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