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Operational Guidelines

Mississippi River Condition Update:
The controlling depth for deep draft vessels is currently 47 feet. 

Bar Pilots
Recommended loading draft  for Southwest Pass is 47 feet. 

Crescent Pilots:

Recommended loading draft for their area of the river is 47 feet.

NOBRA Pilots
Current recommended loading draft is as follows: 47 feet from New Orleans to Mile 180; 45 feet from Mile 180 to Mile 234.

Vessels transiting between Mile 180 to Mile 234 are restricted to daylight transit only.  The restriction will remain in effect until further notice.