Waterways Management Division

The division handles the day-to-day waterway management issues and concerns that arise on our busy waterways which encompasses southern Louisiana and over 150 miles of river including the Intracoastal Waterway, Atchafalaya River, and Vermillion River. They work closely with various waterway stakeholders and users including: the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the State of Louisiana, and USCG Eighth District Aids to Navigation and Bridge Branches to not only ensure that commercial mariners have free and unobstructed use of our Federal navigable waters, but that all users maintain equal access to safe and secure public waterways. They also review applications for marine event permits and draft local notices to mariners including temporary and permanent safety and security zones as well as broadcast notices to mariners.