Notice to Navigators: Missouri River
NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MISSOURI RIVER - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY
The following areas are in the low water action phase IAW the Western Rivers WAP Annex: 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.