RIAC UM1.5 Cairo Highway bridge **** CAUTION SHALLOW****

I had a vessel SB with four 10.0 draft loads drag the bottom just above the Cairo Hwy bridge on the UMR. After dropping his tow he went back up lite boat to survey the channel, the boat drug bottom all through the channel span, boat drafting 10.0 feet. Cairo gage about 7.6

The forecast for Cairo was lowered dramatically today and the stage continues to fall. USACE St Louis will survey this area tomorrow. The dredge Jadwin will be in the area Thursday night in route to UM 44.The most recent survey is attached (31AUG ) is attached. The river at Cairo continues to fall.


Bernie Heroff
Captain of the Port