Coast Guard closes additional 100 mile portion of Missouri River

Coast Guard 8th District News
ST. LOUIS — The U.S. Coast Guard has extended the closure of the Missouri River an additional 100 miles.

The Missouri River closure is closed to all vessel traffic from mile marker 450, near the city of St. Joseph, Mo., to mile marker 811, near Gavin’s Point Dam in Yankton, S.D. The closure is based on requests, and in consultation with, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the governors of Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.

The Big Sioux River closure, is still in effect for all vessel traffic and is between the Missouri River confluence and the Military Road Bridge in north Sioux City, S.D., due to high water.

The Coast Guard urges mariners to monitor VHF channel’s 16 and 22 for any changes that may occur.

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