Updated: friday, October 18, 2019



Welcome to the new American Currents website!

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

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Today's Key Issues

  • Tow sizes are reduced NB and SB between Cairo and St. Louis
  • Lower Miss at Victoria Bend (LM 595), dredge will be leaving today, 10/18, around noon or early afternoon. Once he leaves tows will be unrestricted, will be able to run 24 hours in both directions.
  • 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.
  • Lower Miss will be partially closed at mile 356, 10/17 through the end of October from 07:00-17:00. Traffic will pass on a boat-by-boat basis. Anticipate minimal delays NBD, but potential for 12 hr delays SBD for large tows.
  • Tropical Cyclone 16, now Tropical Storm Nestor, system moving through the Gulf and Canal areas through this weekend, expect intermittent delays to operations due to high winds and heavy rains.
  • Delays at Willow Island Lock (OR 162), avg. delay 18-24 hours
  • Marseilles (IR 245) and Starved Rock (IR 231) are open. Current delays at each lock are around 24 hours.
  • Lock 16 (UM457) Closed 10/13 due to high water and should open noon 10/18. Lock 17 (UM437) is open and locking vessels.

River Closures & Restricted Movements

Weather Information

Additional Information