Kansas City-River Operation Update 1 August 2022
Missouri Reservoirs – July 1 system check - Gavins Point Dam releases will be set to provide navigation flow support at a level 500 cfs above minimum-service at all four target locations (Sioux City, Omaha, Nebraska City, and Kansas City). Flow targets may be missed to conserve water if there is no commercial navigation in a given reach. The navigation flow support season will be 3 days less than the normal 8-month season.
River forecast – NOAA with little rain and high temps forecasted in basin during next 7 days, gauge forecasts are generally steady levels upstream of KC, and slowly fall levels downstream of KC.
Survey – This week laying out work upstream of KC is planned, as well as for Newt in 40 -60 reach. Surveys of recent and historic areas of concern will continue.
Channel Inspector – No new information.
Maintenance – Most crews are reducing work days to account for racers.
a. Newt Marine
i. RM 40-60 work continues in area.
ii. Loading out of Jefferson City and work RM120 – 140 reach.
iii. RM 366 Obstruction removal – Waiting final survey results.
b. Cranberry work is compete.
c. Midwest – Placing rock on lower Tadpole Chute Flow control structure. Bank paving also continues downstream of structure. Work is nearing completion
d. WA Ellis – Underway loading rock upstream of Kansas City Area and working structures in 380-400 reach.
e. NWK Floating Plant – Loading out of Lexington, MO and working near RM 280 Cranberry Bend. It is anticipated they will be working this location for about 6 weeks.
a. Cora Island – bids have been received, contracting is reviewing required documents and preparing to issue Notice to Proceed.
b. RM 140 – 160 - bids have been received, contracting is reviewing required documents and preparing to issue Notice to Proceed.
c. Contracts for three more river reaches are schedule to be advertised in Aug.
i. RM 360-498
ii. RM 0-140
iii. RM 160-260
1. Rocheport (I-70) Bridge – RM 185 – No Change.
2. Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge – RM 366 – No Change
Next update Monday 8 August.