American Currents

ACBL’s Daily River Conditions

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

  • Lower Miss Southbound Towing Restriction – Due to the projected forecast, ACBL has reduced SBD tow size by a width on various horsepower classes. Note that this restriction reflects a 12-20% reduction in tow size. Expect to see delay to transit of 12-to-24 hours.
  • 2023 Illinois River 120-Day Closure – ACBL has now cleared out all equipment Marseilles north and will not return running the area until the 120-day closure has come to an end. As the reopening gets closer ACBL will provide updates on the plans to redeliver in the area.
  • Lower Miss Revetment (LM 933) – Daily Closure to southbound traffic began May 13th with closures from 07:00 until 18:00; expected to last 60 days and to delay transit by 12-to-18 hours.
    • Will see brief reprieve Wednesday and Thursday with no closures and will be open to traffic.
    • Project is reportedly roughly 40% complete as of 06/05.
  • Lower Miss Closure (LM 009) – Removal of a submerged dredge pipeline to take place with a complete closure to vessel traffic on June 13th from 06:00 to 18:00.
  • Bayou Sorrel Lock Closure (PA 37) – Daily closures are expected to resume June 6th to facilitate guide wall repairs from 07:00 to 16:00. More details regarding completion are to be determined.
  • Morgan City Bridge Repair (PA 1) – The channel is expected to be periodically closed to vessel traffic from July 17th through August 14th. These daily closures are expected to last from 07:00 until 19:00 and for no more than 14 total days. More details to come as we approach the projected start date.
  • Industrial Lock Congestion (EC 0) – Due to increased industry traffic, lockage at Industrial Lock is delaying boats 1-2 days. Expected to continue going forward due to volumes in the Michoud area and greater East Canal.
  • Leland Bowman Lock Closure (WC 163) – Approximately 15 days of daily closures are expected toward the end of June to facilitate repair to the chamber wall. More details to come once determined.
  • Colorado Lock Closure (WC 440) – Work at the lock resumed December 5th, 2022, and is projected thru June 23rd, 2023, from 07:00 to 19:00. Currently experiencing 10 hours of delay with one boat in queue.

River Closure & Restricted Movements

Weather Information

Additional Information