Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures and restrictions update

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures and restrictions update
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest. To keep the public and professional mariners apprised of changes to river traffic, the 8th Coast Guard District continues to issue information on all closures and restrictions throughout this period of high water and flooding. The following Coast Guard sectors have...

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions

Coast Guard Western Rivers high water closures, restrictions
NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard has issued a number of river closures, restrictions and advisories in response to floods in the Midwest. The following Coast Guard sectors have issued closures or restrictions: Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River: googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1461251439213-0'); }); The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has reopened the Mississippi...

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents

High water on Mississippi River leads to dangerous currents
NEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard urges anyone going out on the Mississippi River to understand the risks associated with high water and strong currents. Higher than average water levels create very strong and swift currents, which result in large amounts of debris, and can lead to dangerous situations on the Mississippi River. The stronger than normal currents can create rips and eddies in places where...

Coast Guard and National Weather Service emphasize high-water safety awareness

BOSTON — Following a spate of torrential downpours and record-breaking flood levels, the Coast Guard is issuing an urgent safety advisory for all boaters and paddlers planning to venture out on the inland and coastal waters of the Northeast this weekend.