Thursday, September 18, 2014

Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin Lock Schedules and Contact Changes


MOBILE, ALABAMA  – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District announced beginning October 6, 2014 the Jim Woodruff Lock located on the Apalachicola Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin in Chattahoochee, Florida will change to the fall/winter schedule.

Requests for lockages will now be taken exclusively at G. W. Andrews Lock at (229) 723-3482 and boaters should not contact the other locks with locking requests. The days of operation will be Monday through Thursday and Woodruff Lock is manned 10 hours per day (8 a.m.-6 p.m. EST). Operating schedules at G. W. Andrews and W. F. George Locks will not change and will remain 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST, 7 days-per-week.

Locks on the ACF Rivers are available twenty four hours per day, seven days per week for appointments by commercial traffic. Non-commercial traffic may be accommodated during the hours the lock is manned, subject to availability of lock operators and in conjunction with maintenance activities and as those activities allow.

All recreational boaters requesting to lock through should call at least 48-hours ahead. Special Events may be accommodated outside normal schedules but sponsors should call several weeks ahead of the scheduled date.

Questions may be directed to the ACF Rivers Project Management Office (334) 232-4542, Woodruff/Seminole Site Office (229) 662-2001 or W. F. George Site Office at (229) 768-2516.