TRAFFIC ON THE ICW: BRAZOS RIVER FLOODGATES AND COLORADO RIVER LOCKS

Roy and Jan Edwards attended a meeting in Bay City on 1/29/2013 held by the US Army Corps of Engineers regarding traffic through the gates on the Brazos and Colorado River. It has been decided that future traffic through the gates at both rivers will be on an on-demand basis for commercial traffic, but for recreational boats the gates will open once an hour, on the hour. Traffic by large groups of recreational boats as in a fishing tournament or boat parade will be at the option of the Lock-master, if reasonable prior notification to the Lock-master is given. This is an effort to decrease gate openings and hopefully reduce expensive maintenance. These new rules are expected to take effect April 1, 2013.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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