Recreational boat traffic prohibited on Bayou Manchac, Amite River and Diversion Canal

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Ascension Parish President Tommy Martinez announced Thursday recreational boat traffic will be prohibited on Bayou Manchac, Amite River and the Diversion Canal until further notice beginning Friday, Feb. 15. All other parish waterways remain open at this time.

President Martinez said emergency response officials determined high water levels and the amount of debris floating on these waterways prompted the closures.