Find a Towboat  & Ohio River Three Day Forecast


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The Ohio River Forecast Center Map goes down to Golconda, IL and 
The Lower Mississippi River Forecast Center Map goes up to Smithland, KY.
Location on the major rivers have a graph to view.

Three Day

 Latest Current Ohio River Stages

Ohio River Three Day Forecast From Newburgh to
Golconda, Smithland, Paducah & Cairo
1. Lower Ohio River 5 day forecast

2. River Watch Short Three Day Forecast by NOAA

Kentucky Lake
Barkley Lake Sea Level Elevations

River Industry Bulletin Board
Closings, openings, updates, concerns, findings?

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Do you need to find a towboat on the river? Try looking here.

Illinois Waterway Boat List********Mississippi River Boat List

 Ohio River Boat List

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Find a Boat by Just the Name, No List
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 Navigation Reports

Latest Current Ohio River Stages

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River Watch

Flooding and Dredging

Gage reading plus the Zero of Gage gives you the Sea Level Elevation
Smithland Upper Gage  12.0  +  312.0  =  324.0  Above Sea Level
Smithland Lower Gage  12.0  +  290.0  =  302.0  Above Sea Level
Zero of Gage and Flood Stage readings are at far right on these reports

Latest Current Ohio River Stages With Zero of Gage


Gage                        + Zero of Gage                  =
Sea Level Elevation
12.0 312.0


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Wicket Lock and Dams


The color is black, the silence is scary. 
The moon sits like a pumpkin in the night sky.
Two beacons of light dart about like a wolf spider.
Two eyes/two beacons of light. 
Below this presence, a red light and green light dot area below the beacons. 
Eight amber lights are spaced like legs of a spider. 
Like a craft from space this ominous presence stands firm looking about. 
It is slowly moving in my direction, taking up space as it moves forward. 
I hear a whine, a beating, a rhythm. 
I see  someone moving my way. 
I say hello how is your day. 
They say fine thanks. 
How much farther they ask? 
Two hundred feet more. Ok. 

 The writing and image is a memory about working at lock #50 on the Ohio River at night.
It was a custom at lock #50 to walk the deck-hands line into the chamber and
help them place the line on a timberhead on the lock wall.

The Mississippi Queen enters Lock 50 on the Ohio River.
The Lock Operator Ron Hall is going to catch the line and place it on a check-post.
When the Queen is flat and secure the Lock Operator will close the gates.