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Coffeeville Lock and Dam Temporarily Closed

USACE Mobile, District
Published Jan. 11, 2022

MOBILE, Ala. – A recreational vessel capsized and sank inside the lock chamber at the Coffeeville Lock and Dam on Jan. 8.

As a result, the Coffeeville Lock and Dam is closed until further notice.

Plans are underway to remove the vessel and reopen the Lock and Dam as soon as possible.

For more information or updates on the status of the lock, please contact Chad Brumelow at the BWT/Alabama-Coosa Project Management Office at (205) 752-3571.






With an area of operation across Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and northern Florida, and a vast military region that includes operations across Central and South America, the Mobile District’s award- winning teams of engineering, construction, regulatory and emergency management professionals are nationally recognized for their leadership in delivery of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ civil works and military programs missions to the Nation.




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