MILE 180.5 - MILE 180.0 FIREWORKS DISPLAY, SAFETY ZONE, RIVER CLOSURE
On August 29, 2015, from 9:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m., the Lumiere "Taste of the City" Fireworks display will be held. This is a barge based event. The COTP Upper Mississippi River has closed the river for this event.
MILE 1.3 BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
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.
MILE 190.8 - SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTION
A submerged obstruction has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 190.8, approximately 50 feet off the LDB. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
MILE 185.1 LOCK 27-MILE 194.2 REVETMENT MAINTENANCE, CHAIN OF ROCKS CANAL
Mobilization of floating plant starts 30 July 2015 with a estimated completion date of 30 Sept 2015. The construction contractor will be performing revetment maintenance, placing rip rap on the Chain of Rocks Canal West Levee. The work shall cause no impact to Navigation or Lock operation. Floating Plant with Crane - Marine Vessel (Al Goult). Boat Pilot: Steve Pohlman. Radio Channel 13. Floating Plant transporting stone - Marine Vessel (Keith Jocobson). Boat Pilot: Dan Eilerman. Radio Channel 13. All navigation interest should be alert and abide by, any special instructions issued by Lockmaster.
MILE 180.2 BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Martin L. King Memorial Bridge; Vertical clearance is reduced to 93 feet above zero on the St. Louis Gauge due to containment system. Mariners are advised to use cautio nwhile transiting the bridge.
MILE 180.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE - UPDATE
Eads Bride; The entire containment system in all spans remains suspended 3 ft below low steel. Work barges are spudded down on the backsides of the main navigation channel piers. Barges will be properly lit at night.
MILE 51 - SUNK VESSEL UPDATE
A 37-foot M/V capsized and awash in the vicinity of state mile RDB, has been salvaged.
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 channel patrol the Upper River next week.
Additional Risks / Concerns
Highs in the lower 90s and lows in the lower 60s; chance of thunderstorms on Friday.
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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