Navigation Notice: Upper Mississippi River

UNSCHEDULED LOCK CLOSURE
Melvin Price Locks & Dam - Main Lock
Upper Mississippi River Mile 200.5

 

NOTICE NUMBER: 18087 / 22-01
EFFECTIVE: 01/19/2022 20:00 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CST

 

  1. The Main Lock Chamber at Melvin E. Price Locks and Dam is closed until further notice.  At approximately 2000 hours on 19 January 2022 the Main Lock Chamber closed to navigational traffic due to an unknown obstruction preventing the miter gates from operating properly.
  2. Multiple attempts to clear the obstruction have been unsuccessful and diving operations to the clear the obstruction are being scheduled.
  3. The Auxiliary Lock is available fore use during this time.
  4. All navigation interest should be alert for, and abide by, any special instructions that may be issued by the Lockmaster.

 

FOR THE DISTRICT ENGINEER:

//signed//

 

Andrew C. Schimpf, P.E.
Rivers Project Manager