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18-year-old Mississippi River drowning victim identified
Upper Mississippi Refuge reminds visitors of fireworks ban




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 (9-9-20)


UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER


MILE 826.2 - MILE 763.4 - AIDS TO NAVIGATION
The following aids to navigation discrepancies have been reported between approximate Miles 826.2 and 763.4:
  A nun buoy has been reported missing in the vicinity of Mile 826.2. A can buoy has been reported missing in the vicinity of Mile 818.9. A nun buoy has been reported missing in the vicinity of Mile 818.2. A can buoy has been reported not properly marking the channel, mid-channel and partially submerged, in the vicinity of Mile 763.4. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in these areas.



MILE 820.0 - MILE 250.8 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the following areas between approximate Mile 820.0 and 250.8:
Mile 820.0 – Mile 819.0,
Mile 800.0 – Mile 799.0,
Mile 755.0 – Mile 754.0,
Mile 732.0 – Mile 730.0,
Mile 720.8 – Mile 720.1,
Mile 704.0 – Mile 702.6,
Mile 691.4 – Mile 690.5,
Mile 678.0 – Mile 677.5,
Mile 658.0 – Mile 636.0,
Mile 567.7, RDB,
Mile 503.0,  
Mile 456.6,
Mile 447.7 – Mile 446.2,
Mile 422.9,
Mile 397.0, LDB,  
Mile 389.0, RDB,
Mile 343.6, RDB,
Mile 339.0 and
Mile 250.8, RDB.
Mariners are urged to transit areas of shoaling at their slowest safe speed and proceed with caution.


MILE 799.6 - MILE 799.5 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 799.6 and 799.5, 50 feet off the nun buoy line.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 789.9 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 789.9, RDB.  The navigation channel width is decreased to approximately 315 feet.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.



MILE 786.5 - AID TO NAVIGATION
A can buoy has been reported submerged in the vicinity of Mile 786.5.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 785.0 - MILE 784.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 785.0 and 784.0, RDB, Pepin Lake.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.



MILE 750.0 - MILE 730.0 - SHORE LINE/BANK PAVING OPERATION
Continuing until approximately September 27, 2020, the USACE Contract M/V SHERYL is conducting shore line/bank paving operations between approximate Miles 736.0 and 735.0, Memphis Front Dike.  Work will be conducted from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., each day.  Mariners are requested to transit as far off the LDB, as is safe, not meet, pass or overtake and transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake after passing arrangements have been made.  Due to the restricted channel width, the channel will be closed to down-bound traffic, while the M/V SHERYL is working.  Vessels transiting the area are requested to contact the M/V SHERYL to make passing arrangements or to be placed in the vessel queue at the following locations: Down-bound vessels – Mile 750.0 and Up-bound vessels – Mile 730.0.
  The M/V SHERYL will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13, 16 or 72 or at (573) 803-7166, for queue management.


MILE 730.6 - MILE 730.5 - AIDS TO NAVIGATION/CHANNEL CONDITION
Two nun buoys have been reported at Mile 730.6 and Mile 730.5.  Shoaling is reportedly encroaching the nun buoy line in the area, from the LDB.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 702.7 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 702.7.  Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution.


MILE 687.7 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the M/V ANGELA K., is conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 687.7.  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 12, 13 or 16, 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 648.5 - AID TO NAVIGATION
A can buoy has been reported not properly marking the channel, near the nun buoy line, in the vicinity of Mile 648.5, north of L/D 9.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 619.5 - MILE 618.5 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until approximately October 1, 2020, the M/V MICHAEL G., and the Dredge ENDURE are conducting dredging operations between  approximate Miles 619.5 and 618.5.  Work will be conducted from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  The M/V MICHAEL G., and the Dredge ENDURE will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13 or 88.  Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake and proceed with caution.


  MILE 618.7 - DREDGE OPERATION
  Continuing until approximately October 25, 2020, Newt Marine Service is conducting dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 618.7.  The contractors floating plant will consist of the M/V CAPTAIN RIES, M/V LADY POTASA, and support vessels/equipment.  The floating plant is operating close to the channel line.  There will be pipeline floating in the backwaters and an underwater crossing near McMillian Island.  Work will be conducted Monday through Friday, up to 24-hours per day. The M/V CAPTAIN RIES and M/V LADY POTASA will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13, 14 or 16, for passing instructions.  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 529.7 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 529.7.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 503.6 - MILE 503.3 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 503.6 and 503.3, along both sides of the navigation channel.  Channel width is approximately 200 feet.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

MILE 486.0 - MILE 484.0 - MARINE EVENT
  Continuing until further notice, the Lake Davenport Sailing Club Saturday 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 further notice, the Lake Davenport Sailing Club 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;  Superstructure work is ongoing in the main channel.  At times horizontal clearance may be reduced to 350 feet.  A helper boat is available by contacting M/V KAREN RENEE’ HAMM via VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16, or by telephone, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., at (309) 361-1047 and from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., at (309) 299-4213.


MILE 447.8 - MILE 447.6 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 447.8 and 447.6, along both sides of the navigation channel.  Mariners are recommended to favor the sail line.  Navigation channel width is approximately 180 feet.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.



MILE 437.7 - BRIDGE REPAIR
Continuing until approximately October 1, 2020, electrical and structural repairs are being conducted on the I-20 Bridge, in the vicinity of Mile 437.7.  Work will be conducted daily, during daylight hours.  Air draft of the navigation span will be reduced by approximately 2 feet, due to the presence of scaffolding, for the duration of the project.  At times the air draft maybe further reduced by as much as 7 feet, during specific working hours.  U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River will notify concerned vessel traffic via Broadcast Notice to Mariners to warn of specific times of reduced air draft.  Mariners are urged to transit the area with caution and contact the standby vessel at lease 30-minutes prior to arrival in the area or approximately 1 mile away from the operation, whichever is greater, to make transit arrangements.  The work crew foreman may be contacted at (704) 288-6455 or (573) 544-1193.  The standby vessels will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13 or 16.  U.S. Coast Guard Sector Lower Mississippi River can be contacted at (866) 777-2784 or via VHF-FM Channel 16, for additional information.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

MILE 427.2 - MILE 426.9 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the M/V WELLS or the M/V LYON are conducting dredging operations/strike removal between approximate Miles 427.2 and 426.9.  Work will be conducted from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., 7-days a week.  The M/V WELLS or the M/V LYON will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13, 14, 16 or 80 and requests 30-minutes advance notice of passage.  Mariners are urged to transit the area at their slowest safe speed to minimize wake and proceed with caution after passing arrangements have been made.


MILE 427.1 - MILE 426.9 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 427.1 and 426.9, LDB.  Mariners are recommended to favor the RDB, of the sail line.  The navigation channel width is approximately 180 feet.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 424.6 - MILE 424.4 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 424.6 and 424.4, LDB.  Mariners are urged to favor the RDB, of the sail line and transit the area with caution.

MILE 421.8 - MILE 421.5 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 421.8 and 421.5, RDB.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.



MILE 396.9 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 396.9, LDB.  The navigation channel width is approximately 240 feet.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


  MILE 390.0 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 390.0, along the can buoy line.  The navigation channel width is restricted to approximately 250 feet, in the area.  Mariners are recommended to favor the nun buoy line while transiting the area.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 389.8 - MILE 389.3 - CHANNEL CONDITION
Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 389.8 and 389.3.  The navigation channel width is approximately 255 feet.  Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.


MILE 309.9 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Hannibal Railroad Drawbridge;  Due to replacement of rail ties on the drawbridge, the drawbridge will be maintained in the closed to navigation position beginning from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., daily from September 21-25, 2020.  A drawbridge opening is scheduled to occur around 3:00 p.m., daily, or there about, to clear navigation.


MILE 305.0 - DREDGE OPERATION
Continuing until further notice, the Dredge POTTER will conduct dredging operations in the vicinity of Mile 305.0.  Work will be conducted 24-hours a  day, 7-days a week.  The Dredge POTTER will monitor VHF-FM Channel 13, 16 or 82.  Mariners are requested to contact the dredge prior to transiting the area.  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 301.0 - MILE 299.8 - CHANNEL CONDITION

Shoaling has been reported between approximate Miles 301.0 and 299.8, from the sail line extending to the RDB.  Mariners are urged to exercise  
  caution in the area.

MILE 200.5 - L/D CLOSURE
Continuing until November 9, 2020, the Mel Price L/D 26 (auxiliary chamber) in the vicinity of Mile 200.5, is closed to navigation for repair. The main chamber is available to pass traffic, during this closure.  Mariners should be alert for and abide by any special instructions from the lockmaster.


Full report  here







Recent Depth Survey UMRM 595.2 - 594.7


Certificate of Documentation good for 5 years, starting 2017

From WaterWayGuide.com

See page 14, Sec 311here.

Lock and Dam 10 Guttenberg, Ia

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






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