Marker
Mississippi
River Mile
Illinois River  
LD 22
TW = 7.6 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 6.6 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 6.6 ft
LD 24
TW = 17.6 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 16.8 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 16.6 ft
LD 25
TW = 17.6 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 17.0 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 16.7 ft
Mel Price

TW = 7.3 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 6.3 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 5.6 ft

St. Louis
Gage = 9.7 ft
1 Week Forecast = 8.4 ft
2 Week Forecast = 7.1 ft
Chester
Gage = 12.3 ft
1 Week Forecast = 10.9 ft
2 Week Forecast = 9.5 ft
Cape Girardeau
Gage = 17.1 ft
1 Week Forecast = 16.9 ft
2 Week Forecast = 15.2 ft
Cairo
Gage = 20.8 ft
1 Week Forecast = 17.0 ft
2 Week Forecast = 17.1 ft
301.0
273.5
241.5
Illinois River
201
Upper R.
Lower R.
180
110
52
Ohio River
MILE 258 - WEIR CONSTRUCTION
Weir construction will be occuring at Mississippi River Mile 258.4 L and 258.3 L. Please contact the Miss Jennie at 901-494-8427 or on Channels 66 or 13 after locking through L&D 24 or 25 for passing instructions. The construction operations will be cleared from the channel at the end of each workday.
MILE 183.2 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Merchants Railroad Bridge; Core drilling near bridge piers will be ongoing beginning August 18, 2014, daylight hours only. Drilling will be performed from barge spudded in alignment with the existing piers; no encroachment on navigation clearance is anticipated. Mariners are urged to transit the bridge with caution.
MILE 180 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; The containment system in the center span 300-foot navigational opening between the red triagles 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.
MAINTENANCE DREDGING AT SEMO PORT AND KASKASKIA L&D
Luhr Brothers will be performing maintenance dredging at SEMO Port starting approximately on 9/3/14 thru 9/8/14 and at Kaskaskia L&D starting approximately on 9/8/14 thru 9/16/14. Please contact Kaskaskia L&D for passing instructions at the lock.

Dredge Status

Dredge Potter
-This week at RM 236.5, then moving to 240.4

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 is on the Illinois River this week and will not be running a buoy patrol next week.

Additional Risks / Concerns

Current Weather

Chance of rain and thunderstorms Wednesday thru Sunday with highs in the mid to low 90's and lows in the mid to low 70's.

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/Dredge.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
252.5-251.3 currently 8/24/14 8/26/14 Dredge Potter
256 1 week 8/29/14 8/30/14 Dredge Potter
270 28+ Days 8/30/14 9/1/14 Dredge Potter
115.7-116.7 28+ Days     Dredge Potter