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Old 05-29-2016, 10:58 PM   #1
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I am looking for information on the status of the Colorado River at the GCICW in Matagorda, TX. Does anyone know if recreational traffic is allowed to pass or have the locks been closed due to the flooding? Any information is appreciated.

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Old 05-30-2016, 05:46 AM   #2
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J&S Contractors will be working at the Colorado River Locks repairing the guidewalls on the East and West Locks. This work may require closure of the Locks during the designated periods of work.



TIME: Work will take place from 09 May 2016 thru 30 Jun 2016, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Work will not be performed on weekends or Federal holidays.



COOPERATION SOLICITED: Mariners should contact the Lock Master at (979) 863-7842 to confirm the closure time so as to minimize their delay. The Lock Master will be knowledgeable of the exact closure times 24 hrs. in advance of closure. Mariners are urged to transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.
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I am looking for information on the status of the Colorado River at the GCICW in Matagorda, TX. Does anyone know if recreational traffic is allowed to pass or have the locks been closed due to the flooding? Any information is appreciated.

Dave

I just passed through those locks last weekend. Called the LM and he said locks were opened to recreation traffic all hours on weekends but were closed to rec traffic M-F from 7am-5pm because they were working on the locks.

He did say he would try to work a boat through if he could however. Didn't want to chance that so we timed it for the weekend.

The Colorado river was really rushing through there when we crossed and lots of debris in the water (and trees) so be careful.
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