NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
MISSOURI RIVER - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE
The following areas are in the low water watch phase IAW the Western Rivers WAP Annex:
Jefferson Reach (Mile 200.0 – Mile 100.0),
Brunswick Reach (Mile 300.0 – Mile 200.0) and
Kansas City Reach (Mile 400.0 – Mile 300.0).
Deep draft tows are advised to depart the area. All vessels SHALL transit these areas at a slow speed near fleeting areas, to minimize wake impact, due to the narrow channel width. Tow operators are advised to place the heaviest barges in the middle of the tow and identify fleeting areas in the event of a river closure. Mariners are requested to transit these areas with caution and contact U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River via VHF-FM Channel 16, or at (314) 269-2332, or via e-mail at email@example.com, to report shoaling, hazardous conditions or missing aids to navigation.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 397.6 - SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTIONS
Submerged obstructions have been reported in the vicinity of Mile 397.6, underneath the Leavenworth Highway Bridge, Alternate Span. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.
MILE 185.0 - BRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Rocheport Highway Bridge; A drill barge will be located channelward of the existing right descending pier and will reduce the horizontal clearance to 470 feet. Mariners are advised to transit the bridge with caution.