Coast Guard opens Upper Mississippi River to all traffic

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard reopened the Upper Mississippi River near St. Louis, Monday.

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River reopened the Upper Mississippi River from mile marker 185.4 to mile marker 179 with restrictions in place until the river returns to normal levels.

“Although the river is reopened to vessel traffic, the water levels are still unusually high and carry additional associated risks. Mariners should proceed with extreme caution as they resume their operations,” said Capt. Martin Malloy, commander, Sector Upper Mississippi River.

Mariners are urged to operate in accordance with Coast Guard issued Broadcast Notice to Mariners and the appropriate Waterways Action Plan.

A Broadcast Notice to Mariners and a Waterways Action Plan is available here.

The Coast Guard advises mariners to monitor VHF-FM channels 16 and 22 for any changes to operating restrictions.

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