Bayou Sorrel Locks Close due to high water

Michael Jacobs

The Bayou Sorrel Locks closed to navigation this morning (Monday) after waters exceeded the depth limit to maintain structural integrity.

The water on the lock’s flood side reached 16.1 feet this morning. The lock closes after the waters reach 16.0 feet.

The closure prevents any damage to machinery and gates at the locks, according the the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.

The COE said it would reopen the locks once the levels subside to at least 15.9 feet.