GONZALES — The Amite River and the river’s Diversion Canal in Ascension and Livingston parishes will reopen at 6 a.m. Friday to recreational boat traffic after high water forced the waterways’ closure last week, officials in those parishes said. Ascension and Livingston parish emergency response officials closed the Amite River and Diversion Canal on Saturday due to high water in those areas.

Officials from both parishes said they planned to reopen the waterways Friday morning.