Marker
Mississippi
River Mile
Illinois River  
LD 22
TW = 9.9 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 14.4 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 13.4 ft
LD 24
TW = 19.9 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 24.5 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 23.7 ft
LD 25
TW = 19.60 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 24.6 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 23.5 ft
Mel Price

TW = 9.5 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 12.5 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 11.8 ft

St. Louis
Gage = 10.7 ft
1 Week Forecast = 14.7 ft
2 Week Forecast = 13.2 ft
Chester
Gage = 14.5 ft
1 Week Forecast = 17.1 ft
2 Week Forecast = 13.2 ft
Cape Girardeau
Gage = 21.8 ft
1 Week Forecast = 23.3 ft
2 Week Forecast = 21.7 ft
Cairo
Gage = 41.4 ft
1 Week Forecast = 31.9 ft
2 Week Forecast = 26.3 ft
301.0
273.5
241.5
Illinois River
201
Upper R.
Lower R.
180
110
52
Ohio River
MILE 80.2 - L/D CLOSURE
Commencing 6:00 a.m., May 13, 2014 and continuing until 6:00 p.m., May 14, 2014, and commencing again on 6:00 a.m., May 20, 2014 and continuing until 6:00 p.m., May 21, 2014, the LaGrange L/D in the vicinity of Mile 80.2, will be closed for maintenance. Mariners are requested NOT to tie up along the giuidewalls, during this closure.
MILE 200.8 - L/D REPAIRS
Continuing until further notice the Melvin Price L/D (main chamber) in the vicinity of Mile 200.8, is closed for repairs. All vessels will be required to use the auxiliary chamber. Mariners may contact the L/D at (618) 462-1713 or via VHF-FM Channel 14, for additional information.
MILE 83.5 - AGROUND BARGES/SALVAGE OPERATION
Two barges have been reported aground in the vicinity of Mile 83.5, RDB. Salvage operations are ongoing. Mariners are requested to contact the M/V DAVE ANDERSON via VHF-FM Channel 13, 16 or 65, when approaching the area and to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake.
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER - SUBSURFACE ROCK REMOVAL/TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT/REGULATED NAVIGATION AREA - UPDATE
Continuing until approximately 4/12/14, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has established a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) from Mile 109.9 to Mile 0.0. This RNA is to support USACE contracted subsurface rock removal operations in the Thebes, Illinois area and the management of vessel traffic during this work. Continuing until 4/12/14, ALL vessels that are fitted with an Automatic Information System (AIS) MUST have the system turned on and transmitting to assist the USCG in vessel traffic management. Various other vessel restrictions and/or requirements may be put in place, at different times, during this project. Specific requirements will vary based on the planned work and actual and forecasted river conditions. The current restrictions and requirements will be communicated via Broadcast Notice to Mariners (BNM’s) and through communications with the River Industry Action Committee (RIAC).

Dredge Status

Dredge Potter
- standby
Dredge America
- standby

Channel Marker Status

Be aware that there may be other buoys off station/missing than the ones mentioned in this report. Mariners should use caution.

The Pathfinder will be dockside this week and next week.
The USCG Chippewa will be setting buoys on the Upper River this week.

Additional Risks / Concerns

Current Weather

Highs in the low 70s to the high 50s; lows in the mid 50s to the high 30s. Chance of rain Thurs. into Fri., and Sun. into Mon.

Web Information

For additional info about New River Training Structures, see the link below:
http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/
Missions/Navigation/Construction.aspx


For the most recent channel patrol and predredge surveys, see the link below:
http://www.mvs.usace.army.mil/
Missions/Navigation/Surveys.aspx


The new electronic Navigation charts for the Upper Mississippi River are now available online for download or to order at the below link: http://www2.mvr.usace.army.mil/NIC2/
mrcharts.cfm

Key

Anticipated Dredging Locations
Groundings
Dredge Potter
Dredge Hurley
Dredge America
Red Very Likely to be Problematic Within 4 Weeks
Yellow Could be Problematic Within 4 Weeks
Green Problem Resolved

Probable "Hot" Spots Within 4 Weeks

River Mile Estimated Problematic Date Dredge ETA Dredge Complete Dredge