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ACBL’s Daily River Conditions

Friday, June 21st, 2024

  • High Water Savage (MN 13.50) – Due to high water conditions transits from Saint Paul to Savage has been suspended until further notice.
  • 2025 Planned Illinois River Lock Port Closure – The closure of the Lockport Lock, River Mile 291, starting January 14th, 2025, through March 11th, 2025. The purpose of this closure is for the installation of the new Vertical Lift Gates, and sill & seal modifications and repairs. This closure will inhibit the ability to move barges from the Illinois to Chicago and Chicago to Illinois.
  • Tell City / Hawesville Delays (OR 729) – There are no local port service providers in the areas of Hawesville and Tell City causing delays for local docks receiving barges.
  • Ohio River Low water– Currently we are cut back 9 -10 percent on loading drafts full river due to Cumberland Bar OR923-925 gauge falling out.
  • Hannibal Lock Closure (OR 126) – The primary chamber will be down for maintenance work from June 3rd to November 8th starting 06:00 to 23:59. The auxiliary chamber will remain open to navigation during that period, but there will be instances announced in advance where both chambers are closed for up to 12 hours to facilitate concrete placement. June 19th 07:00 Passed 9 tows, in the last 24 hours, that averaged 31.26 hours of delay. LPMS is showing 10 tow waiting that has averaged 23.87 hours of delay.
  • Kentucky Lock (TR 22)Closures scheduled 06:00-18:00 June 11th through July 24th for replacement of Gate Fenders. Lock was unavailable 04:03-16:20 6/18. June 19th 07:00 Passed 3 tows, in the last 24 hours, that averaged 23.71 hours of delay. LPMS is showing 7 tows waiting that has averaged 15.34 hours of delay.
  • Lower Miss River Conditions – There have been reports of shoaling in various areas with drafts reported at 9′ between Rosedale thru Darrow. All mariners are advised to transit with caution. 
  • Van Buren Bridge Closure (AK 300) – Work has been rescheduled again to start on August 16th and will last approximately 18 days. Traffic is expected to be cleared after the ninth day. Vessels will also be allowed to transit when the span is clear of equipment.
  • Port Allen Lock Closure (PA 63) – There will be two full closures to facilitate repairs from the incident in April. The first closure will take place July 30th thru August 3rd, and the second August 12th thru August 15th.
  • Bayou Sorrel Lock Closure (PA 37) – Daily closures Monday through Friday resumed June 26th, 2023, through October 30th, 2024, to facilitate guide wall repairs from 07:00 to 16:00. Lock was available all day 6/19. LPMS is not showing any transits since 03:10 6/20. June 20th 07:00 Passed 16 tows, in the last 24 hours, that averaged 47.43 hours of delay. LPMS is showing 19 tows waiting that have averaged 26.99 hours of delay.
  • Industrial Lock Closure (EC 0.0)Lock was unavailable 05:56-08:34, 13:57-14:25 for bridge hours 6/19. LPMS is not reporting any transits since 22:27 6/19. June 19th 22.27 Passed 8 tows in the last 24 hours that averaged 36.46 hours of delay. LPMS is showing 16 tows that have averaged 36.81 hours of delay.
  • Bayou Boeuf Closure (WC 94) – There will be a total closure from 07:00 June 18th through 18:00 June 21st.
  • Leland Bowman Lock Closure (WC 163) – There will be daytime closures starting June 25th thru June 29th from 07:00 to 19:00 each day.
  • Houston Channel Delays – Vessel traffic had been restricted since June 19th due to high winds of up to 40 knots and extreme wave heights from Tropical Storm Alberto. VTS began metering traffic into the channel and removed tow restrictions the morning of June 21st.
  • Brazos Lock Closure (WC 401) – Daytime closure started August 31st, 2023, and is expected to last thru October 2024. Project was unavailable 22:33 6/17-10:46 6/18. LPMS is not showing any transits since 21:01 6/18. June 18th 21:01 Passed 6 tows, in the last 24 hours, that averaged 10.31 hours of delay. LPMS is showing 1 tow waiting that has averaged 33.43 hours of delay.
  • John C Stennis Lock Closure (TT 334) – There will be a 30-day closure starting September 3rd at 06:00 until October 3rd at 06:00.
  • Aberdeen Lock Closure (TT 357) – There will be a 30-day closure starting September 4th at 06:00 until October 4th at 06:00.


  • Red Indicator – Significant delay; 24+ hours
  • Purple Indicator – Intermediate delay; over six hours
  • Green Indicator – Brief delay; under six hours

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