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Media, public invited to Coast Guard Missouri River study listening session

February 22, 2015

The media and public is invited to attend a public listening session to present and receive feedback on a Waterways Analysis Management System study of the Missouri River from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Jerry Litton Visitor Center, located at Smithvill Lake, 16311 DD Hwy, Smithville, Mo., 64089, Feb., 25th.

The Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River study of the Missouri River includes the navigable waters from Sioux City, Iowa to St. Louis, Mo., and specifically targets the navigation channel, marking of the navigation channel, and maritime commerce.

The study will look at waterborne commerce and safe commercial and recreational navigation with a focus on the existing aids to navigation in the Missouri River system. The studies are conducted periodically to better understand the user's needs and facilitate safe and effective waterways.

Additionally, any interested company or individual wishing to submit comments on existing or additional aids to navigation in this area, participate in a user survey, or receive further information can do so at the following webpage: or by contacting Sector Upper Mississippi River Waterways Management at

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