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Couple videos from KSTP

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

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS


MILE 698.5 - MILE 697.5 - MARINE EVENT/FIREWORKS DISPLAY/SAFETY ZONE/RIVER CLOSURE
Commencing July 4, 2018 and continuing until July 8, 2018, the Riverfest LaCrosse Water Ski Show and Fireworks Display will be held between approximate Miles 698.5 and 697.5, adjacent to Riverside Park.  The COTP Upper Mississippi River has established a Safety Zone for these events:
  July 4, 2018, from 10:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.,  
  July 5-7, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., and 5:15 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., each day.


MILE 615.2 - CHANNEL CONDITION
  Shoaling has been reported mid-channel in the vicinity of Mile 615.2, north of L/D 10.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

MILE 583.0 - MILE 581.0 - FIREWORKS DISPLAY/AIR SHOW/SAFETY ZONE/RIVER CLOSURE
On July 3, 2018, from 4:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m., the Radio Dubuque Air Show and Fireworks display will be held between Miles 583.0 and 581.0. The COTP Upper Mississippi River has established a Safety Zone to facilitate these events.

MILE 595.0 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the M/V MOLINE or the M/V DAVENPORT will be conducting dredging in the vicinity of Mile 595.0, Rosebrook Island, pool 11.  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 Channel 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 October 28, 2018, 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 8:30 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 482.7 - MILE 482.0 - FIREWORKS DISPLAY/SAFETY ZONE/RIVER CLOSURE

On July 3, 2018, from 9:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m., the Quad Cities Red White and Boom, a barge based fireworks display, will be held between approximate Miles 482.7 and 482.0.  The COTP Upper Mississippi River has established a Safety Zone to facilitate this event.



MILE 428.1 - VISIBLE OBSTRUCTION/AID TO NAVIGATION
Keithsburg Railroad Drawbridge Upper Caisson Light (LLNR-15180), has been temporarily established in the vicinity of Mile 428.1, LDB,  
 approximately 1,000 feet upstream from the Keithsburg Railroad Bridge.  The flashing characteristics of the light is Quick Flash Red, and display TR Daymarks up-stream/down-stream.




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)