The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District announced today the Jim Woodruff Lock located on the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, Florida will be closed to all vessels as unscheduled repairs are underway at the lock. Mechanical problems caused the lock gates to become inoperable so repairs were begin immediately on April 6. The lock is expected to remain closed through mid-May 2014 and a public announcement will be made near the re-opening date.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District at West Point Project, announced that vehicular and pedestrian traffic across the dam road will be closed Thursday, April 17, 2014, to ensure public safety as contractors use large equipment to conduct an inspection of the West Point Dam.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Mobile District at Okatibbee Lake has closed several campgrounds and boat docks. East Central Mississippi has received several inches of rain over the last several days causing the lake and downstream rivers to rise.