The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced lock changes on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin.
Starting the week of October 7, the locks on the rivers will switch to the fall/winter schedules. George W. Andrews, Walter F. George, and Jim Woodruff locks will move to Monday-Thursday operations from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST. The locks will be open October 4-5, closed on October 6 and then open Monday-Thursday, October 7-10. This schedule will remain in effect until March 2014.
Boaters should call the locks before their trip since the locks will only be available when lock operators are present. ACF locks will be closed on all federal holidays.
All commercial vessels should schedule an appointment for lockage. Locks will be made avaialble 24 hours a day, seven days a week for appointments by commercial traffic.
ACF Rivers Locks can be reached at the following phone numbers: Walter F. George - 229-768-0145; George W. Andrews near Columbia, AL - 229-723-3482; Jim Woodruff Lock near Chattahoochee, FL - 850-663-4692.