MILE 192.6 - OBSTRUCTION AT I-270 BRIDGE IN CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL
A report of construcion pillings approx 25-30 ft inside the channel IVO MM 192.6 L UMR just north of the Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge. Due to high water the pillings are approx 3-4 ft above the water line and are reported unlit. All mariners are requested to transit the area with extreme caution
MILE 185.5 - L&D 27 AUXILIARY CHAMBER CLOSURE
Due to high water, the L&D 27 Chain of Rocks (Auxiliary Chamber) in the vicinity of Mile 185.5, is closed. The main chamber is available for use. Mariners should be alert for and abide by any special instructions that may be issued by the lockmaster.
MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE - UPDATE
Eads Bride; The containment system in the center span 300-foot navigational opening between the red triangles has been raised to within 6-10 inches of low steel. The containment system located in the Illinois and Missouri spans remain suspended 3 feet below low steel. Work barges are spudded down on the backsides of the main navigation channel piers. Barges will be properly lit at night..
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER - AIDS TO NAVIGATION
Multiple buoys have been reported missing or not properly marking the channel between approximate Miles 131.7 and 50.0. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
MILE 105.0 - SUNKEN VESSEL - UPDATE
A sunken vessel has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 105.0, near the channel, LDB. The vessel is reportedly marked by a lighted buoy that is currently extinguished, approximately 100 feet downbound from the vessel. The waterway remains open with the following recommendations: no meeting, no passing and no overtaking in the area. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
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 USCG MV CHEYENNE is planning on patroling the Lower River next week. The MV PATHFINDER will be dockside next week.
Additional Risks / Concerns
Highs in the high 50s to mid 70s and lows in the low 40s to low 50s; mostly sunny for the next week.
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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/
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