Notice to Navigators: Upper Mississippi River

RIAC: Melvin Price Main Lock Chamber - Traffic Utilizing Aux Chamber


Yesterday afternoon the Prairie Dawn pulled cuts at the aux chamber for the three SB tows that were in queue at Mel Price. After that, PTL Marine (Economy Boat Store) sent the Chub Norris up to the lock to pull cuts (billable hours). Six tows in the queue this morning.


USACE believes they’ve identified an object under the lower gate preventing it from mitering, they have a diver coming today to assist with removal.


Bernie Heroff
Port Captain Navigation/Training
ARTCo – Ag Services and Oilseeds
American River Transportation Co., LLC
P.O. Box 2889
Saint Louis, MO 63111
t 314 481 8828 / m 314 803 4644