Coast Guard urges caution on upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard urges caution on upper Mississippi River
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The Coast Guard urges boaters to use extreme caution on the upper Mississippi River. Heavy rains and high waters have deposited large amounts of debris into the river creating unsafe boating conditons. Lock 11 near Dubuque, Iowa, through Lock 22 near Hannibal, Mo., are closed. The Coast Guard would like to remind boater’s of the following: var _bos = _bos||[]; _bos.push({...

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River

Coast Guard closes portion of Upper Mississippi River
NEW ORLEANS — A portion of the Upper Mississippi River near Lacrosse, Wis., has been closed by the U.S. Coast Guard for dredging operations Thursday. The Upper Mississippi River has been closed to all commercial traffic at mile marker 688. The waterway is closed so that the Army Corps of Engineers can safely conduct dredging operations. The Coast Guard urges mariners to monitor VHF-FM channels 16...

Coast Guard closes portion of Illinois River

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) for the Upper Mississippi River has reduced the river closure on the Illinois River Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 and has re-opened another portion. The last closure from mile marker 50 to 180.9 has been changed to mile marker 80.3 to 101.9. The additional closure between mile markers 136 to 138 has been reopened to all traffic.

Coast Guard closes portions of the Illinois River due to high water levels

ST. LOUIS – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port (COTP) for the Upper Mississippi River has closed the following sections of the Illinois River due to high water levels: The Illinois River is closed to all recreational vessel traffic near Montezuma, Ill., from mile marker 50 to 180.9. The Illinois River is closed to all recreational and commercial vessel traffic near Copperas Creek, Ill., from...