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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

10-10-18

MILE 697.6 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
LaCrosse Highway Bridge;  A work barge will be in the navigation channel at various times conducting maintenance on the bridge Monday through Friday, during daylight hours until approximately November 30, 2018.  The work barge will move for vessel traffic with 30-minutes advance notice. For passing instructions mariners may contact the work boat on VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16 or by phone at (715) 938-0605.

MILE 690.0 - DREDGE OPERATION - UPDATE
The Dredge GOETZ has completed dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 690.0.

MILE 688.0 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the M/V ANGELA K., is conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 688.0.  Work will be conducted from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The M/V ANGELA K., 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.


MILE 596.1 - OBSTRUCTION
A red unlighted buoy has been established in the vicinity of Mile 596.1, LDB, to mark the remains, steel pile and rock pile, of the former Hurricane Island Light.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

    MILE 535.0 - BRIDGE DAMAGE/REGULATED NAVIGATION AREA - UPDATE
The Sabula Railroad Drawbridge, Iowa span sheer fence has been damaged.  The COTP Upper Mississippi River has established a Regulated  Navigation Area:  South-bound vessel traffic may transit through the Iowa span only when the following conditions have been satisfied;
1. If the flow rate measured at L/D 12 is below 100,000 C.F. S., then no restrictions exist.
2. If the flow rate measured at L/D 12 is above 100,000 C.F. S., south-bound traffic may only transit only do so if the following conditions are met. 

  a. Vessels MUST operate at their slowest safe speed.                            b. Tow size is limited to 15 barges.
  c. Towing vessels MUST possess a minimum of 250 h.p. per loaded barge in tow.
  d. An assist vessel of at least 1,000 h.p. must be provided when pushing 3 or more barges.
  e. When using an assist vessel, both vessels MUST discuss the plan to transit the bridge and be capable of continuous 2-way voice communication. These requirements do not apply to north-bound traffic transiting the Iowa span, nor vessel traffic transiting the Illinois span in either direction.

MILE 516.7 - MILE 516.2 - DREDGE OPERATION - UPDATE
Continuing until further notice, the M/V MOLINE or the M/V DAVENPORT will be conducting dredging operations between approximate Miles 516.7 and 516.2, Beaver Island.  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, 14, 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 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 486.0 - MILE 483.0 - MARINE EVENT
On October 13, 2018, from 5:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the Row the Miss Rowing Regatta, a rowing race, will be held between approximate Miles 486.0 and 483.0, Sylvan Slough.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area during the event.

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 457.2 - CHANNEL CONDITION - L/D CLOSURE
Due to high water, L/D 16 in the vicinity of Mile 457.2 is closed to navigation.  Mariners may contact the lockmaster, for additional information.



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)