LAMA Members,


As previously reported, the USACE has contracted to Weeks Marine to construct a saltwater sill at approximately Mile 63.8, AHOP.

The construction timeframe is estimated to be 12-25 July.

The sill will be constructed to a height of 55’ below the waterline. So, there are no draft restrictions expected at this time.

There are no river closures scheduled.  However, one-way traffic through the area (Mile 63.65 to 63.91) will commence at noon on July 11, 2023.

Also, Alliance Anchorage is closed to all vessels.



Additional details are provided below.


“Capt Ron”

Ronald W. Branch, CAPT. USCG (Ret.)
Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA)
Website:  The Watch Stander