MILE 200.8 - MEL PRICE LOCK CLOSURES
All navigation interests are advised that the 1200-ft, Main Lock, at Mel Price Locks and Dam will be closed on 29 June 2015, from 08:00 to 16:00 for lift gate wire rope inspection. The 600-ft, Auxiliary Lock, will open and available for use during the closure of the Main Lock. 3. All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster.
MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Eads Bridge; A containment system hanging below the bridge in all three spans remains suspended 3 feet below low steel. Work barges may be spudded down in the Missouri and Illinois spans. At times a work barge may be in the center span located next to the piers with no encroachment inside the 300-foot navigational opening. Barges will be properly lit at night.
MILE 23.0 - AIDS TO NAVIGATION
Multiple buoys have been reported missing in the vicinity of Mile 23.0. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution.
MILE 1.3 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE - UPDATE
Cairo Bridge; There will be intermittent placement of platforms from the LDB side of the channel to the green light which may reduce vertical clearance by 4 feet. The onsite work boat M/V GENE CASPER can be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 7, for further information.
Channel Marker Status
Heavy drift from high water levels on the Missouri and Mississippi River have been observed. Efforts should be made to minimize impacts to tows and fleets.
Be aware that there may be other buoys off station/missing than the ones mentioned in this report. Mariners should use caution.
The M/V PATHFINDER will be dockside this week and next.
Additional Risks / Concerns
Highs in the mid 80s to mid 60s; Lows in the high 60s to low 50s. Rain Friday and Saturday to the north and Wednesday through Sunday to the South.
For additional info about New River Training Structures, see the link below:
For the most recent channel patrol and predredge surveys, see the link below:
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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