Marker
Mississippi
River Mile
Illinois River  
LD 22
TW = 13.9 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast =10.8/ ft
TW 2 Week Forecast =8.2 ft
LD 24
TW = 24.1 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast =22.6 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast =19.0 ft
LD 25
TW =23.2 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 22.7 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 18.6 ft
Mel Price

TW = 16.3 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 14.4 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 9.9 ft

St. Louis
Gage =21.6 ft
1 Week Forecast =18.1 ft
2 Week Forecast = 12.2 ft
Chester
Gage = 22.6 ft
1 Week Forecast =22.3 ft
2 Week Forecast =15.3 ft
Cape Girardeau
Gage = 26.1 ft
1 Week Forecast =28.0 ft
2 Week Forecast = 20.8 ft
Cairo
Gage = 30.0 ft
1 Week Forecast =33.5 ft
2 Week Forecast =23.0 ft

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301.0
273.5
241.5
Illinois River
201
Upper R.
Lower R.
180
110
52
Ohio River
MILE 75.8 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the Dredge GOETZ is operating in the vicinity 75.8, LDB. Mariners are requested to contact the Dredge GOETZ 30-minutes prior to transiting the area, via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 82, for passing instructions.
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.

Dredge Status

Dredge Potter
- On Stand-By, estimated dredging start date 10 Oct.

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

Current Weather

Highs in the high 50s to mid 70s and lows in the low 40s to low 50s; mostly sunny for the next week.

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 Goetz
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 / Upcoming Dredging Locations

River Mile Estimated Problematic Date Dredge ETA Dredge Complete Dredge
171 28+ Days 10/25/14 10/29/14 Dredge Potter
173.5 28+ Days 10/30/14 11/4/14 Dredge Potter
68 28+ Days 11/5/14 11/8/14 Dredge Potter
195.5 28+ Days 10/23/14 TBD Dredge Goetz