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Picture of the Day thanks to Colin Sweeney - Looking upstream from the Port of Dubuque

Bayliner goes down at the Port of Dubuque - Ice Harbor - picture from Dubuque Telegraph Herald.

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Photo courtesy of Colin Sweeney


Photo courtesy of Colin Sweeney



Local Notice to Mariners (8-21-19)

MILE 819.0 - DREDGE OPERATION/DIKE CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until November 30, 2019, Newt Marine Services is conducting dredging and dike construction operations in the vicinity of Mile 819.0. The contractors floating plant will consist of the M/V ELLEN MARIE, support vessels/equipment and a crane barge. The floating plant is operating close to the channel line. Work will be conducted Monday through Friday, with times varying daily, from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The M/V ELLEN  MARIE will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13, 14 or 16, for passing instructions.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.



 MILE 793.2 - DREDGE OPERATION - UPDATE
The M/V BRAND MARIE has completed dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 793.2.

MILE 790.6 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Red Wing Highway Bridge;  Horizontal clearance may be reduced to 385 feet while construction is being conducted on the bridge.  For additional information, mariners may contact the site supervisor Ben Johnson by phone at (208) 313-3393.

 MILE 714.3 - L/D GUIDE WALL REPAIRS
Continuing until further notice, J.F. Brennan will be performing work on the lower guide wall protection cell at L/D 6, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  During non-working hours, the marine plant will be moored outside of the navigation channel behind the lower guide wall. M/V MRS. P., will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16 and requests 30-minutes advance notice of passage, for passing arrangements.  The M/V MRS. P., is available 24-hours a day, 7-days a week to aid marine traffic past the work area.  Mariners are urged to utilize M/V MRS. P., to protect the work area from impacts while the end cell is being constructed.

 MILE 714.2 – MILE 647.9 - MARINE EVENT
On September 7, 2019, from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., a fishing tournament will be held between approximate Miles 714.2 and 647.9.  Mariners are urged to be aware of the increase in fishing boats and use caution in the area.

MILE 713.8 - DREDGE OPERATION - UPDATE
The M/V ANGELA K., has completed dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 713.8.



MILE 707.5 - AID TO NAVIGATION
A nun buoy has been reported submerged and not properly marking the channel in the vicinity of Mile 707.5.  Mariners are urged to exercise  caution in the area.



MILE 668.0 - AID TO NAVIGATION
 A nun buoy has been reported not properly marking the channel, along the can buoy line, in the vicinity of Mile 668.0.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

MILE 596.1 - AID TO NAVIGATION
Hurricane Island Light has been temporarily established in the vicinity of Mile 596.1, LDB, displaying Fl (2) R 5s, TR upstream and downstream.   
Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
 

MILE 596.5 - MILE 595.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 596.5 and 595.0.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area. MILE 596.5 - MILE 595.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION

MILE 594.3 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 593.4, RDB.  The channel has been reduced to approximately 250 feet.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
 
 MILE 509.9 - MILE 509.6 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 509.9 and 509.6.  The channel width has been reduced to approximately 275 feet. Mariners are recommended to favor the RDB.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
 
 MILE 486.0 - MILE 484.0 - REGATTA
Continuing until October 26, 2019, the Lake Davenport Sailing Club Saturday Tiller Time, a sailing regatta will be held each Saturday, from 9:00  a.m. until 8:00 p.m., between approximate Miles 486.0 and 484.0.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area during the event periods.

MILE 486.0 - MILE 483.0 - MARINE EVENT
Continuing until October 28, 2019, the LDSC Sunday and Wednesday Series, a sailboat race, will be held each Sunday, from noon until 5:00 p.m.  and each Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area during the event periods.

MILE 485.81 - BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
I-74 Replacement Bridge;  The main navigation span may at times be temporarily reduced to 400 feet due to construction activities.  In the coming months the channel may experience periodic temporary reductions down to 350 feet, during those occasions, a helper boat will be provided to assist vessel transit through the construction site.  All access in and around Sylvan Slough remains open but mariners are requested to transit the construction site with caution.  Mariners may contact the M/V CLEVA LEE via VHF-FM Channel 16 or at (920) 450-1357, for more information.

MILE 482.1 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Centennial Highway Bridge;  Maintenance work is ongoing on the right descending pier, which will reduce the channel width by 80 feet.


MILE 481.4 - BRIDGE REPAIR
Cresent Railroad Bridge;  The bridge will be in the closed-to-navigation position from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, for planned repairs.

 MILE 475.0 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the Dredge GOETZ is conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 475.0.  Work will be conducted 24-hours, 7-days a week.  The Dredge GOETZ will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16 and requests 30-minutes advance notice of passage, for passing arrangements.  Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution after passing  
  arrangements have been made.

MILE 472.0 - DREDGE OPERATION - UPDATE
The Dredge GOETZ has completed dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 472.0.

MILE 469.3 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the M/V DAVENPORT or the M/V ROCK ISLAND is conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 469.3.  Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., 7-days a week.  The M/V DAVENPORT or the M/V ROCK ISLAND will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13, 16 or 82 and requests 30-minutes advance notice of passage, for passing arrangements.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution when transiting 

Full report here






Recent Depth Survey UMRM 595.2 - 594.7

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS

- will return in the spring-




Certificate of Documentation good for 5 years, starting 2017

From WaterWayGuide.com

See page 14, Sec 311 here.

Lock and Dam 10 Guttenberg, Ia

Looking across towards the Iowa side near UMRM 562 (Bellevue Beach)



 

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