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Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam to Reopen

Published April 25, 2013

MOBILE, Ala.--The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District announced today the Jim Woodruff Lock and Dam located on the Apalachicola River in Chattahoochee, Fla., will reopen to all vessels.  The lock will reopen on Saturday, April 27. The lock was closed on December 10, 2012 to allow repairs to the hydraulic system that opens and closes the lock gates.  

The Woodruff Lock will return to its normal operating schedule.  It is manned 10 hours per day (8 am-6 pm Eastern Standard Time) Friday thru Monday during the spring and summer (March – September) and Monday thru Thursday during the fall and winter (October thru February).  

All commercial traffic must schedule an appointment for lockage if arrival is outside normal operating times.  The lock is available twenty four hours per day, seven days per week for appointments by commercial traffic. Non-commercial traffic may be accommodated during the hours locks are manned, subject to availability of lock operators and in conjunction with maintenance activities and as those activities allow.

Questions or requests for information may be directed to the ACF Project Management Office at 334-232-4542 or Woodruff/Seminole Site Office at 229-662-2001.

Lisa Parker

Release no. 13-015