In anticipation of navigation flow support starting approximately 22 March at Sioux City, and reaching the mouth 1 April, the Kansas City District Channel Inspector has completed a preliminary reconnaissance of the river from Rulo, to the mouth. Survey’s resulting from this effort can be found at http://www.nwk.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/Navigation/Surveys.aspx .
Crews, both contract and government, have resumed maintenance of river structures. Government crews have been working from land on the left descending bank at river mile 210. This is west of Petersburg, Missouri. Contracted work has resumed at river mile 219.
The U.S. Coast Guard is conducting a Waterways Analysis Management System (WAMS) study of the Missouri River. The study will include looking at waterborne commerce and safe commercial and recreational navigation with a focus on the existing aids to navigation in the area. The Missouri River WAMS study includes the navigable waters from Sioux City, IA to Saint Louis, MO. The study specifically targets the navigation channel, marking of the navigation channel, and commerce. WAMS studies are conducted periodically throughout designated navigable waters to better facilitate safe and effective waterways. Any interested company or individual wishing to provide recommendations on existing or additional aids to navigation in this area, participate in a user survey, or receive further information should contact Chief Kevin Brensinger by June 17, 2014. Chief Brensinger can be reached at Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River, Waterways Management Branch, at (314) 269-2548. OR SUMRWaterways@uscg.mil Attached are enclosures to this LNM for customer survey requests associated with this process. http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict®ion=8&ext=r
Missouri Basin Water Management Annual Operating Plan (AOP) meetings have been scheduled. Times, dates, and locations are:
April 8, 1 pm NWS Training Center, 7220 NW 101st Terrace, Kansas City, Mo.
April 8, 7 pm Lewis and Clark Center, 100 Valmont Drive, Nebraska City, Neb.
April 9, 11 am Capitol Lake Visitor Center, 650 East Capitol Ave, Pierre, SD
April 9, 7 pm Bismarck Civic Center, 315 S 5th St, Bismarck, ND
April 10, 10 am Fort Peck Interpretive Center, Yellowstone Road, Fort Peck, Mont.
April 11, 1 pm Conference call; call-in details to be provided at later date
For more information on these meetings goto: http://www.nwd.usace.army.mil/Media/NewsReleases/tabid/1989/Article/22888/corps-invites-public-to-missouri-river-operations-meetings.aspx
The MRBWM website: http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/
Corps daily lower river flow and stage forecasts (updated by 11:00 am each morning):
Corps weekly reservoir forecast (updated every Wednesday afternoon): http://www.nwd-mr.usace.army.mil/rcc/reports/twregfcast.pdf