WorkBoat editor in chief David Krapf provides an update on high water conditions on the Mississippi River from the riverfront in uptown New Orleans. Krapf reports that despite water levels approaching 17 feet on the river, it is business as usual at the Port of New Orleans and for barge traffic on the lower Miss.
The Coast Guard does not anticipate putting any significant restrictions to navigation in place in New Orleans unless the Carrollton gage reaches 18 feet, and the river will remain open unless the gage reaches 18.5 feet. The Coast Guard said that with the opening of the Morganza Floodway, both scenarios are highly unlikely.
To hear the full report on the high water’s potential impact on navigation, watch the video below: