NOTICE TO MARINERS
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER BASIN
SECTION I - SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER - CHANNEL CONDITION/COTP SAFETY ADVISORY
The following zones are in the low water watch phase IAW the Western Rivers WAP Annex:
- Zone 28 (Mile 185.4 – Mile 160.1) and
- Zone 29 (Mile 160.0 – Mile 101.9).
Mariners should exercise caution, beware of shifting channels, transit at their slowest safe speed to minimize their wake near fleeting areas and place heavy barges in the middle of their tows. Deep draft tows are advised to depart these areas. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in these areas and contact U.S. Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River via VHF-FM Channel 16 or at (314) 269-2332 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, to report shoaling, hazardous conditions or missing aids to navigation.