The Columbia River Bar is opened and closed to navigation at the discretion of the Columbia River Bar Pilots, based on existing or anticipated weather conditions. Status is reported here as a courtesy, and may be inaccurate if conditions change rapidly or unexpectedly.
- Green: Normal operations. No delays anticipated.
- Yellow: Some inbound or outbound delays can be expected.
- Red: No, or very limited, inbound or outbound traffic.
The information above is also available on the Merchants Exchange web site.