October 19, 2017
Lock 52, 50 boats waiting, 4-5 days delay – estimate ~12-15 boats to lock per day
The Olmsted Lock – work was completed early, area is now open to transit
UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER:
Mile 147.5-148.5, Power line work delay – Ameren began their line pulling work at UMR MM 147.5 – 148.5 on October 17th. The work is scheduled for 12 hours per day (7:00 am – 7:00 pm) for 2 weeks. The river will be completely closed to navigation in this area during work hours. The length of this closure could be reduced to 7 days (if all goes well).
LOWER MISSISSIPPI RIVER:
Lower Miss, mi. 619, mat laying delay – expect intermittent delays due to mat laying operations
Mile 227, dredging delay – expect intermittent delays due to dredging operations (approximately through Thursday 10/26).
Peoria Lock, Mile 158, announces series of October/November closures – Here are the times and dates (repairs to gates, bubbler pipes):
WHILE PEORIA AND LAGRANGE DAMS ARE DOWN, THIS WORK SHOULD NOT POSE ANY DELAY…
Peoria Lock & Dam, RM 158.0 will be closed to traffic for 12-hrs on Wednesday, 18-October-2017. Starting at 0600 hrs to 1800 hrs.
Peoria Lock & Dam, RM 158.0 will be closed to traffic for 36-hrs starting at 0600 hrs on Thursday, 19-October-2017 to 1800 hrs on Friday, 20-October-2017.
Peoria Lock & Dam, RM 158.0 will be closed to traffic for 36-hrs starting at 0600 hrs on Monday, 23-October-2017 to 1800 hrs on Tuesday, 24-October-2017.
Peoria Lock & Dam, RM 158.0 will be closed to traffic for 12-hrs starting at 0600 hrs to1800 hrs on Wednesday, 25-October-2017.
Peoria Lock & Dam, RM 158.0 will be closed to traffic for 36-hrs starting at 0600 hrs on Thursday, 26-October-2017 to 1800 hrs on Friday, 27-October-2017
Peoria Lock & Dam, RM 158.0 will be close to traffic on Monday, 30-October-2017, Tuesday, 31-October-2017, Wednesday, 1-November-2017 and Thursday, 2-November-2017 for 12-hrs starting from 0600 hrs to1800 hrs each day. The closure is required to install new bubbler pipe with the use of divers.
Inland Waterway Weather Report
A Wet and Wild Weekend and the Winter Outlook highlight the weather today. High pressure will dominate the watershed today/tomorrow with dry conditions expected. A strong cold front will move through the watershed Saturday-Monday with moderate to locally heavy rain and severe thunderstorms currently expected. High pressure will move into the watershed following the passage of this front with cool/dry conditions expected next week. 7day QPF totals (through Thursday morning): ½-3 ¼” of rain is forecasted for the entire region. Below normal precipitation over the entire region except for the Middle/Upper Ohio Valleys 10/24-10/26 where above normal precipitation is expected.
Nov Precipitation Outlook: Below normal precipitation south of Memphis. Nov-Jan Precipitation Outlook: Below normal precipitation south of Memphis Winter Precipitation Outlook: Above normal to normal precipitation north of Memphis. Below normal precipitation south of Memphis.
Nov Temperature Outlook: Near normal temperatures over the entire region.
Nov-Jan Temperature Outlook: Above normal temperatures over the entire region.
Winter Temperature Outlook: Below normal to normal temperatures north of Dubuque.
Above normal temperatures south of St Louis.
– Bill Frederick, USACE