Kansas City River Operations (Update)

  1. Bridge work RM 395.4  - Harry S Truman Railroad Bridge – Starting 15 Aug through 19 Aug bridge maintenance will be underway. The maintenance will close the river channel from 0500 to 1000 each day.
  2. 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.
  3. River forecast – Forecast for next several days is dry. Most locations are steady or slowly falling. Approximate flows downstream of KC are;
    1. KC – 36 kcfs
    2. Waverly – 37.5 kcfs
    3. Glasgow – 37.5 kcfs
    4. Boonville – 43 kcfs
    5. Hermann – 50 kcfs
  1. Survey – Survey crews are working lower end of river, concentrating on identified shoaling areas reported.
  2. Channel Inspector – Is out reviewing conditions this week working downstream from Rulo. Any findings will be placed on boat report as they are received.
  3. Maintenance – Most crews are reducing work days to account for racers.
    1. Newt Marine
  1. RM 40-60 work continues in area.
  2. Loading out of Jefferson City and work RM120 – 140 reach.

iii.      RM 366 Obstruction removal – Removal work is complete. Contractor finishing clean up and placement or disposal of removed material.

    1. Midwest – Placing rock on lower Tadpole Chute Flow control structure. Bank paving also continues downstream of structure. Work is nearing completion
    2. WA Ellis – Underway loading rock upstream of  Kansas City Area and working structures in 380-400 reach.
    3. NWK Floating Plant – Is moving downstream toward Jeff City, doing select maintenance, and preparing for next weeks partners event that will go from Boonville to RM 179.5
  1. New Contracts
  1. Cora Island – bids have been received, contracting is reviewing required documents and preparing to issue Notice to Proceed.
  2. RM 140 – 160 - bids have been received, contracting is reviewing required documents and preparing to issue Notice to Proceed.
  3. Contracts for three more river reaches are schedule to be advertised in Aug.
  4. RM 360-498
  5. RM 0-140

iii.           RM 160-260

  1. Bridge work
    1. Rocheport (I-70) Bridge – RM 185 – No Change.
    2. Buck O’Neil (Broadway) Bridge – RM 366 – No Change

Next update Monday 15 August.


J Rudy