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 action phase IAW the Western Rivers WAP Annex:
- Washington Reach (Mile 100.0 – Mile 0.0),
- 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 this area 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, to report shoaling, hazardous conditions, or missing aids to navigation.