Posted on April 25, 2022
VICKSBURG, Miss. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District will temporarily close Columbia Lock and Dam (L&D) at Mile 117 to navigation on the Ouachita/Black rivers from May 9-17.
During this time, district personnel will repair hydraulic lines that services the lock chamber miter gates and tainter valves. Repairs will require the lock’s hydraulic system to be drained and, as a result, inoperable.
The Vicksburg District remains vigilant in communicating the repair process to partners and stakeholders.
Mariners can reach Columbia L&D at 318-649-2049 at VHF channel 6 or 318-649-8496 on VHF channel 16.
The USACE Vicksburg District is engineering solutions to the nation’s toughest challenges. The Vicksburg District encompasses a 68,000-square-mile area across portions of Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana, that holds nine major river basins and incorporates approximately 460 miles of mainline Mississippi River levees. The Vicksburg District is engaged in hundreds of projects and employs approximately 1,100 personnel.