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Recent Depth Survey UMRM 595.2 - 594.7
Picking rail cars out of the river North of Waupeton

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS

    MILE 697.6 - AID TO NAVIGATION
A nun buoy has been reported not properly marking the channel, mid-channel, in the vicinity of Mile 697.6.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

 MILE 628.7 - CHANNEL CONDITION
  Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 628.7, along the LDB.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 595.2 - MILE 594.7 - CHANNEL CONDITION
  Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 595.2 and 594.7.  The USACE has conducted a hydrographic survey of the area with depths of 8.0 feet at flat pool (low operating level).  The area has been re-buoyed and the channel width has been reduced to approximately 15 feet.  Additional hydrographic surveys are planned.  The latest USACE survey is available at http://www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Portals/48/docs/Nav/Surveys/2017_Surveys/MVRUM11_59475953_17E.pdf .Mariners are advised to favor the  
  can buoy line and are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 593.3 - AID TO NAVIGATION
  A can buoy has been reported not properly marking the channel, mid-channel, in the vicinity of Mile 593.3.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 579.3 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
  Dubuque Bridge;  There will be construction on the bridge that will not affect navigation or reduce the vertical or horizontal clearances.


MILE 575.5 - BRIDGE REPLACEMENT
  Railroad Bridge #39.2;  A small wooden trestle railroad bridge is being replaced over an unnamed creek in the vicinity of Mile 575.5.  A work barge is protruding 150 feet out into the river from the RDB.  For additional information mariners may contact the work barge via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16, or by phone at (608) 770-3206.


MILE 537.81 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
  Savanna (US 52)  Highway Replacement Bridge;  Superstructure erection installing the closing sections of the bottom and top of the channel span arch is ongoing.  Four blockages of the channel of up to 12-hours each (2 separate days the week of August 14 and 21, 2017) are scheduled.  However, once the girders are temporarily secured, vessels may be able to transit the site by using the 200-foot remaining channel width.  Mariners must coordinate passing arrangements by contacting M/V MISS KARA via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16.

 
MILE 535.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
  Sabula Railroad Drawbridge;  Repairs are on going to the sheer fence on the right descending side of the right descending or west span has been damaged.  Until repairs are completed all down-bound tows transiting the right descending span must use an assist vessel. The left descending span remains open to north or southbound traffic.  The M/V WILLIAM H. LAWSON may be contacted via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16 or at (563)  
  249-9282, for assistance.  A spud and material barge will be on site on the right descending channel conducting repairs from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., until further notice.  Mariners are requested to contact the M/V MISSY P or the bridge tender 1-hour prior to transiting the area via VHF-FM Channels 13 or 16, for passing arrangements. Mariners are requested to transit the area with caution.

MILE 530.0 - DREDGE OPERATION
  Continuing until further notice, the M/V MOLINE or the M/V DAVENPORT will be conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 530.0.  Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., 7-days a week.  The M/V MOLINE or the M/V DAVENPORT will monitor VHF-FM Channels 13, 16 or 82 and requests 30-minutes advance notice of passage.  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 486.0 - MILE 483.0 - MARINE EVENT
  Continuing until September 29, 2017, the LDSC Sunday and Wednesday Series, a sailboat race, will be held each Sunday, from 12:00 noon until 5:00 p.m. and each Wednesday, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 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 reduced to 500 feet, due to pier construction.  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 427.0 - DREDGING OPERATION
  Continuing until approximately September 4, 2017, the M/V MOLINE or the M/V DAVENPORT will be conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 427.0, Keithsburg Upper.  Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., 7-days a week.  Mariners are requested to contact the M/V MOLINE or the M/V DAVENPORT via VHF-FM Channels 13, 16 or 82, at least 30-minutes prior to arrival for passing instructions.  Mariners are urged to use caution in the area and proceed at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake after passing arrangements have been made.

 
MILE 332.0 - MILE 331.0 - DREDGE OPERATION/RIVER CLOSURE - UPDATE
The M/V CLINTON or the M/V MUSCATINE has completed dredging operation between approximate Miles 332.0 and 331.0. 

  MILE 331.8 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 331.8.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
 
  MILE 324.1 - MILE 323.5 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 324.1 and 323.5, extending from the nun buoy line to the center of the channel.  Mariners
are urged to exercise caution in the area.
 
  MILE 274.4 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 274.4, along the RDB, north of L/D 24.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.




Full report here.



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)