Per below, NOBRA has rescinded their High Water Restrictions.


Ronald W. Branch


Louisiana Maritime Association (LaMA)


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Begin forwarded message:

From: Casey Clayton
Date: April 19, 2023 at 16:15:46 CDT
To: Louis M Wattigney Jr <>
Cc: “Ron Branch <>
Subject: Recission of Current High Water Restriction


Good afternoon, Captain Wattigney.


According to the Vessel Traffic Center (VTC), the river stage at the Carrollton gage is currently holding steady at 12’, is predicted to fall below 12’ by tomorrow morning and subsequently continue to fall.  Consequently, the Board of Examiners for NOBRA (“BOE”) will rescind its current High Water Safety restriction, as outlined in correspondence sent to you on April 6, 2023, at 0600 tomorrow morning, Thursday, April 20, 2023.  Specifically, the current restriction states “all mooring and unmooring operations at all mid-stream transfer facilities and any berth that requires the use of a mooring boat shall be restricted to daylight hours.”  In the event the river stage does not fall below 12’ by tomorrow morning at 0600, with a continued prediction of a steady fall, we will re-evaluate the recission and I will keep you abreast of any changes.

Please advise NOBRA dispatch and any other applicable party of the recission. Thank you for your cooperation.  Please contact me if you have any questions.




Capt. Casey E. Clayton, President

Board of Examiners for the

New Orleans-Baton Rouge Steamship Pilots Association

for the Mississippi River
3421 N. Causeway Blvd, Suite 103
Metairie, LA 70002

Office Phone:  504-887-5797

Cell Phone:  504-547-2948

Facsimile:  504-887-5799