Notice to Navigators: Upper Mississippi River

RIAC Ice Update STL Stage


As Info…


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




January 21, 2022


We will not be cutting anymore at Mel Price and will let their pool refill with the openings from L&D 24 and L&D 25.  The current stage at St. Louis of -1.8 is about as low as we should reach right now unless something unforeseen happens.   We should remain at these negative stages until we receive some sort of rebound in flows/bump from hydropower.


January 20, 2022

I wanted to give you a “heads-up” of significant cuts coming from L&D 22 due to a major ice jam.  We will be near -1.5 ft at St. Louis gage by morning and remain around -1.5 ft./-2.0 ft. until we receive a rebound.