Marker
Mississippi
River Mile
Illinois River  
LD 22
TW =13.7 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 10.9 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 9.8 ft
LD 24
TW = 24.8 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 21.9 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 20.6 ft
LD 25
TW = 25.1 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 21.9 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 20.5 ft
Mel Price

TW = 15.0 ft
TW 1 Week Forecast = 10.2 ft
TW 2 Week Forecast = 8.6 ft

St. Louis
Gage = 19.5 ft
1 Week Forecast = 13.1 ft
2 Week Forecast = 10.6 ft
Chester
Gage = 22.2 ft
1 Week Forecast = 16.9 ft
2 Week Forecast = 14.3 ft
Cape Girardeau
Gage = 27.4 ft
1 Week Forecast = 22.6 ft
2 Week Forecast = 20.0 ft
Cairo
Gage = 24.9 ft
1 Week Forecast = 18.3 ft
2 Week Forecast = 13.7 ft
301.0
273.5
241.5
Illinois River
201
Upper R.
Lower R.
180
110
52
Ohio River
MILE 200.8 - L/D REPAIRS
Continuing until further notice the Melvin Price L/D (main chamber) in the vicinity of Mile 200.8, is closed for repairs. All vessels will be required to use the auxiliary chamber. Mariners may contact the L/D at (618) 462-1713 or via VHF-FM Channel 14, for additional information.
MILE 185.4 - MILE 180.0 - SUNKEN VESSEL/COTP ADVISORY
A UTV has been reported sunk in the vicinity of Mile 182.0, approximately 250 yards off the LDB (Illinois side of the river) and approximately 650 yards north of the I-70 Mississippi River Bridge. From a USACE Survey, revealed approximately 21 feet over the top of the UTV with the St. Louis Harbor Gauge at 24.8 feet above zero. Mariners are requested to favor the right descending side of the channel between approximate Miles 185.4 and 180.0 and to transit the area with caution.
MILE 50.0 - SUNKEN BARGE
A 63-foot by 25-foot deck barge with a 9-foot A-Frame has been reported sunken in the vicinity of Mile 50.0, LDB, 75 feet outside of the navigation channel. The barge is reportedly marked with a 3-foot white buoy. Transit with caution.

Dredge Status

Dredge Potter
- standby
Dredge America
- standby

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 Upper Mississippi this week and will patrol the Lower Mississippi next week.

Additional Risks / Concerns

****UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER/ILLINOIS WATERWAY - SAFETY ADVISORY - UPDATE ****

The Mississippi River above St. Louis Harbor and the Illinois River are in recovery phases for extreme high water and high water. The Coast Guard has restrictions in place based on IAW the Western Rivers WAP Annexes. For more information on these restrictions, please view the Local Notice to Mariners at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/
/lnm0829r2014.pdf

Current Weather

Highs in the upper 90s to high 70s; lows in the mid 70s to high 50s. A chance of thuderstorms Saturday & Sunday.

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
221-222 8/20/14   Dredge Potter