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Operational Guidelines

The Bar Pilots recommended loading draft for Southwest Pass is 47 feet.

The Crescent Pilots recommended loading draft for their area of the river is 47 feet.  The Crescent Pilots are recommending that the NOLA General Anchorage is limited to vessels with a LOA of less than 500 feet when the Carrollton gauge at New Orleans is 8 feet or lesss.

The NOBRA Pilots recommened loading draft is as follows: 47 Feet from New Orleans to Mile 180 and 45 feet from Mile 180 to Mile 234.