Updated: Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Welcome to the new American Currents website!

Check out the tutorial video on how to utilize all of the exciting site features!

American Currents Tutorial.jpeg

Today's Key Issues

  • Tow sizes are reduced NB and SB between Cairo and St. Louis
  • Lower Miss at Victoria Bend (LM 595), tows greater than 20 Barges are restricted to Daylight transit.
  • Lower Miss will be closed at mile 249 10/16 through 10/18, from 07:00-17:00 to SB tows with 4 or more barges.
  • Weather fronts moving through the Gulf and Canal areas this week 10/15 - 10/18, expect intermittent delays for wind/fog.
  • Delays at Willow Island Lock (OR 162), avg. delay 18-24 hours
  • Marseilles (IR 245) and Starved Rock (IR 231) are open. Locks will switch direction every 12 hours until queues are clear. Current delays at each lock are around 24 -36 hours.
  • Lock 16 (UM457) Closed 10/13 due to high water. Lock 17 (UM437) Closed on 10/13 due to high water. New forecasts reflect the locks reopening late on Friday (10/18). Expect at least 24 hrs of delay, for the cleanup of the locks.

River Closures & Restricted Movements

Weather Information

Additional Information