171.0 - 173.5
MILE 192.6 - HIGH WATER CONDITION/CONSTRUCTION OF PILINGS
The U.S. Coast Guard has received a report of construction of pilings approvimatley 25-30 feet inside the channel off the LDB in the vicinity of Mile 192.6, UMR, just nothr of the Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge. Due to high water the pilings are approximatley 3-4 feet above the water line and properly lit. Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution.
MILE 180.0 -BRIDGE MAINTENANCE - UPDATEE
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.
MILE 171.0 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the Dredge POTTER is conducting opeations i n the vicinity of Mile 171.0. Work will be conducted 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. mariners are requested to conract the Dredge POTTER via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16, 30 minutes prior to passing the area for passing arrangements..
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER - AIDS TO NAVIGATION
Multiple buoys have been reported missing or not properly marking the channel between approximate Miles 131.7 and 109.5. 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 whie light 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 MV PATHFINDER will tentatively run upper river, north next week.
Additional Risks / Concerns
Highs in the low 60s to mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s to low 50s ; rain/showers Thursday and Tuesday with remaining days being mostly partly cloudy to sunny next five days..
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