~~~~~~ RiverBill's Archives~~~~~~
January 2017

01-11-17  -   01-20-17

 

A WEBSITE FOR THE  BOATING COMMUNITY 

OF THE 

MISSISSIPPI, ILLINOIS AND MISSOURI RIVERS

 

It's Friday

20 January 2017

 

Over 8.1 Million Boater Visits

To The Always Changing e-Waters of RiverBills.com

 

 

Picture of the Day

Catamaran

 

 Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Picture of the Day.... was sent to us by MALSA

 

RiverBill,

Saw a picture on your website of the catamaran that was blown over in the recent storm at Portage. That Cat “Shark 314” has a long and storied history of sailing on the Alton Pool – glad to see it survived intact. Attached is a picture from 1983 of the boat sailing just below Portage.

MALSA

Picture of the Day

"Into the Mist"

 

 

 Click pic to enlarge

 

 

The Pictures of the Day.... were sent to us by Dorothy Miller

 

 

Bill,

 

Monday's rolling fog and mist allowed for some different and serene photo opportunities! Eagles were in resting in the trees everywhere, hard to hunt in foggy waters assumably.

 

Photos taken at the old Sherwood Harbor.

Dorothy Miller
Hails out of Portage Des Sioux

 

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Grafton Harbor.... 618-786-PORT (7678)

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

Determined or Delirious ?

 

click pic to enlarge

 

 

YesterYear's Picture on this Day in 2015......... were sent to us by Capt'n Tim Crawford and Lori of the boat...... MYSTIC

 

 

Bill,


Determined, or delirious ?   We asked ourselves this question when witnessing this boat launch on MLK day at Grafton.


Capt Tim & Lori, of MYSTIC


 

www.RiverBills.com

Featured Classifieds

More Boats on RiverBills.com

"All Classifieds Page"... click here

 

My River Home website  facebook          Longshot Saloon facebook

The Cabana at the La Rosa facebook         MRH Yacht Club  facebook

 

My River Home Winterization Form...  click here

Longshots Saloon and The LaRosa Bar

are closed for the season

What could possibly go better with Good ol' comfort food than Jake Weber & The Lonesome Drifters bringin you some 'Good ol' Honkytonk Outlaw Country & Rockabilly, & the finest hillbilly drinkin' music that you will find!'
CHECK THEM OUT THIS SATURDAY JAN. 21 8 P.M.~12 A.M.

 

FESTIVAL & MUSIC SCHEDULE...  click here

Menu..  click here

Website.. click here            Facebook.. click here

 

 

River News !  

 

 

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

 

We offer full fiberglass repair, high performance upgrades, transom & stringer rebuilds, service on older products, new & used parts department, an accessories department, as well as many other services to suit everyone's boating needs.

We continue to display our Yamaha Sport Boats, Crest + Manitou Pontoons, Mercury + Yamaha Outboards and Heritage & Haul Rite trailers

 

St. Charles Boat & Motor website      St. Charles boat & Motor Facebook

Updated 19 January 2017

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

Mississippi River

MILE 287.5 - CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately April 2017, Ted Shanks Conservation Area is conducting construction operations in the vicinity of Mile 287.5, RDB. Mariners are requested NOT to hold up in this area while construction is ongoing. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

 

MILE 190.5 - SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTION
A submerged obstruction has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 190.5, LDB, just outside of the navigation channel and directly up river of the I-270 Bridge. A M/V reported struck this obstruction with a 9-foot draft with the St. Louis Gauge at 10.7 on December 7, 2016. A nun buoy has been set channelward of the obstruction. Mariners are advised to navigate in the center of the channel and avoid overtaking or passing in the vicinity of the bridge.

 

Illinois River

MILE 84.0 - AIDS TO NAVIGATION
Sixteen nun buoys have been reported not properly marking the channel in the vicinity of Mile 84.0. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

 

 

The above info is reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers website for your "reference."

 Click here  for the current Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

RiverBills Facebook

Our Two FaceBook Pages

 

The "River News and Media Page"

This page contains river news, RiverBills Pictures of the Day, Upcoming River Events, info from RiverBills.com advertisers, etc.

Click here and check it out

 

The" Boater's Group" Page

It's a group for all the boaters on all the rivers near the "PORT OF ST. LOUIS AND BEYOND." It's a Public Group, open to anyone that wants to join in. A place to post your boating pictures, shout outs, questions, comments, etc.  Stay in touch with other boaters all year long.  Invite your Boating Friends. 

Click here and check it out.
 


We have 1,243 Members today  01-19-17

Mississippi River At Rock Island, Illinois

Corps Preparing Lock 15 For Future Maintenance........

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is working on installing items called bulkhead slots on Lock and Dam No.15 at Rock Island.  The work is in preparation for something that doesn't happen very often, the draining of the lock for extensive examinations and maintenance.

 

At this time, there is no intention to dewater the lock.  The Corps says that over the past several years, they have been installing bulkhead slots in the 12 Mississippi River locks that fall within their jurisdiction, so that when the funds are available for dewatering the lock, they will be ready.

 

Project manager for the Corps' Rock Island office Matt Coffelt said that the bulkhead slots allow for routine maintenance and inspection.  The slots allow the installation of bulkheads, which are usually 110 feet long and weight approximately 80,000 pounds.  These bulkheads hold back the water, allowing the chamber to be drained so that work can be done inside........

 

Click here to read this news report from qctimes.com.  With Photo.

 

Mississippi River At Burlington, Iowa

The Icy Mississippi River Approaching Flood Stage........

 

Over the past several days, the icy Mississippi River has risen more than a foot near Burlington, however, it is not expected to rise any higher than it is now.

 

A sizable ice jam along the Mississippi River had been causing localized flooding since January 8, and a recent spike in the river levels have pushed it very close to the major flood stage of 18 feet.

 

On Wednesday, water from the Mississippi River had inundated portions of the Port of Burlington's parking lot, but it still has to rise considerably before making it to Burlington's Memorial Auditorium........

 

Click here to read this news tidbit from thehawkeye.com.  With Photo.

 

 

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Mississippi River at Burlington

Click here

 

Click here to check out the Mississippi River levels

upstream from St. Louis to Guttenberg, Iowa

 

Illinois River Valley

Only Minor Flooding From January Storm........

 

The Illinois River Valley has dodged the fury of recent winter storms, including last week's Winter Storm Jupiter which dumped torrents of rain, but no snow or ice.

 

Instead of seeing heavy snow like eastern California, heavy ice buildup like across the plains states, or flash flooding like Texas, the Illinois River Valley saw only minor flooding.

 

The Illinois River rose around four feet in 12 hours, rising from about 6 feet below the top of the Peru boat ramp to close to the top of the ramp.  The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers predicted that the Illinois River would crest around a foot above flood stage at La Salle-Peru........

 

Click here to read this news story from newstrib.com.  With Photo.

 

It's Boat Show Season !

 

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Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
January 19 - 22, 2017

H. Roe Bartle Hall

 

Thursday, January 19 2:00pm–9:00pm
Friday, January 20 12:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday, January 21 10:00am–9:00pm
Sunday, January 22 10:00am–5:00pm

 

Click here o go Kansas City Boat & Sportshow website

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January 26 - 29, 2017

The Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

America's Center

 

The St. Louis Boat & Sportshow will return to America's Center January 26 - 29, 2017 with the newest model fishing boats, pontoons, deck boats, and more, plus related accessories and equipment.

  Thursday....2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday......12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday..10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday....11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

  

Click here to go St. Louis Boat & Sportshow website

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

RiverBills Night

at the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

See you there !

The RiverBills Girls will be there on RiverBills Night

 handing out the goodies again !

This year.... RiverBills.com sunglasses

 

Click here to go St. Louis boat & Sportshow website

 

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January 26 - 29, 2017

The Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

Admission Prices..........


Adults $12
Youth 15 and younger FREE!
2-day pass $18 (good any two days of the show)

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover for online ticket purchases.

Active Military: FREE! Just show your active military ID at the Box Office onsite for FREE admission.

Select one magazine of your choice compliments of the show. Boating (10 issues), Field & Stream (12 issues), Outdoor Life (12 issues), Yachting (12 issues) or Men's Journal (12 issues), each valued at $7.00.

*Each ticket is valid for one day ONLY. No exchanges or refunds
 

Reprinted from the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

Click here for more info on admission

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The RiverBills Girls

Will Be There

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Introducing RiverBills Girl

"Marissa"

Click pic to enlarge

 The St. Louis Boat & Sport Show is Just Around the Corner

   List Your Boat  on RiverBills Classifieds

From "Now" until "July 2017" for $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified Section

Six months on the Classified Page.  

 

e-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

Click here and check out RiverBills Classifieds Page

We will bill you after the ad is on-line

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

 

Mississippi River At Memphis, Tennessee

Riverfront Cruise Operator At Odds With Riverfront Custodian........

 

A former casino boat has been moored in Memphis' Wolf River Harbor since December, and the custodians of the Memphis riverfront are at odds with the proposed plans for the riverboat.

 

Longtime river cruise operator Memphis Riverboats is the main tenant of the Memphis Riverfront Development Corporation's Beale Street Landing.  The cruise company brings in about 60,000 tourists each year for dinner and sightseeing cruises.  In an effort to grow their business, Memphis Riverboats purchased the former Rhythm City Casino Riverboat.

 

Captain William Lozier, whose family had owned the cruise business since the 1950s, said that the former casino boat is crucial to growing their business and improving the business' appearance.  Lozier claims that the RDC officials had approved of the boat prior to his purchasing it a year ago........

 

Click here to read this news article from commercialappeal.com.  With Photo and Video.

 

Mississippi River At Hartford, Illinois

Ice Carving Event This Weekend....  Itchy Bros Rescheduled....

 

On Saturday, the Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower at Hartford, Illinois will be hosting an ice carving event, a mere week after an ice storm cancelled another art event.

 

Chip Off The Block Ice Carvings will be on hand Saturday to sculpt an eagle from a block of ice.  Work on the eagle will start at noon.

 

Last week's Itchy Brothers Chainsaw Art show was cancelled last week, but Brett Stawar, president of the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau said that the event has been rescheduled........

 

Click here to read this news story from altondailynews.com.  With Photo and Audio

 

Miami International Boat Show News

Sea Tow To Provide Loaner Life Jackets For The Show........

 

Families attending next month's Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show at the Miami Marine Stadium Park & Basin on Virginia Key will find six stands loaded with 400 loaner lifejackets.

 

The National Marine Manufacturers Association, Onyx Outdoor and the Sea Tow Foundation partnered up to provide adults and children visiting the show to borrow, use, and return while checking out the boats and yachts tied up at the show's marina.

 

This initiative is part of the Sea Tow Foundation's national Life Jacket Loaner program, which boasts over 340 life jacket stands, and has more than 35,600 life jackets available for boaters to borrow across the nation........

 

Click here to read this news article from boatingindustry.com.

What's Going on This Week

3rd Chute Bar & Grill

 211 W. Main St. Grafton, IL

 

OPEN DAILY
Breakfast buffet 8am till 12pm
Regular menu starts at 11am

 

Just a short walk from the marina

Illinois River at Naples, IL

Evandy's Boatel

 

 

Open year round

 

Froge's Bar and Grill

Portage Des Sioux, Mo

 

Open year round

Grafton, IL

Confluence of Mississippi  & Illinois Rivers

Two Week Activity  Calendar

 

  

Click here and check out Grafton's Two Week Event and Music Calendar


 

The Grafton Oyster Bar

Grafton Harbor

 

What could possibly go better with Good ol' comfort food than Jake Weber & The Lonesome Drifters bringin you some 'Good ol' Honkytonk Outlaw Country & Rockabilly, & the finest hillbilly drinkin' music that you will find!'
CHECK THEM OUT THIS SATURDAY JAN. 21 8 P.M.~12 A.M.

 

Open 11AM

Thursday - Sunday

Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

James will be serving very limited menu thru the winter.

 

Fridays and Saturdays 11-8

 

More Things Going On This Week

click here

 

River Ferries

 

Illinois River

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

 

Mississippi River

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618-  535-5759

Winfield Ferry...............618-  535-5759

 

Grafton Ferry............... 1-800-258-6645 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

 

Restaurants

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

Who's Open... Who's Closed........
 

3rd Chute........................... Open
Boathouse Food & Deck.............................. Closed for the season
Cedar Hill Resort......................................... Closed for the season
Driftwood Bar @ MRH Boat Harbor & Resort Opening 2017 Season.  Under construction
Duck Club Yacht Club.................................. Closed for the Season
Evandy's Boatel........................................... Open
Froges Bar & Grill....................................... Open All Year
Grafton Oyster Bar....................................... Open All Year
The Hawg Pit...................................... Closed for the season
Kinder's Restaurant.....................................

Closed for the season

Longshot Saloon.........................................

Closed ..Reopening April 15, 2017

LaRosa Cantina........................................... Closed for the season
Yacht Club of St. Louis................................ Open

 

River Levels & Water Temp for your phone

 

River Levels for Pool 26............    http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-Ill.html

Saverton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

Add current "river level" information to your mobile device. All you need is internet access... Simply add one of the links shown above

River level information in the charts is updated every 15 minutes to US Army Corps of Engineers data

Send Us Your News Tip !

 

  If you see something that you think your fellow boaters would be interested in, send us a news tip.  Email it to RiverBill@prodigy.net and we will get it on-line. 

 

 

 

Little John's Moptorsports... Click here

Little Johns Marine Service...  Click here

 

It's Thursday

19 January 2017

 

Over 8.1 Million Boater Visits

To The Always Changing e-Waters of RiverBills.com

 

 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting

Margaritaville

 

 Click pic to enlarge

 

 

A RiverBills Sticker Sighting.... was sent to us by my brother Jeff Linder who hails out of the port of Mascoutah, IL.

 

Jeff sent us a RiverBills Sticker Sighting at the Margaritaville Restaurant in the airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. 

 

Jeff, Theresa, Joe and Linda

spent some time with us on the beach in Negril, Jamaica last week.

Good Times ! 

Yah Mon, Yah Mon

 

 

RiverBills Sticker Sighting Page  

Click here and check it out.. 

 

Click here to go to Grafton Harbor's website

Grafton Harbor.... 618-786-PORT (7678)

 Yesteryear's Pic of the Day

 

2015 Spectacular Sunset

click pic to enlarge

 

 

YesterYear's Picture on this Day in 2015......... was sent to us by Ramjet who hails out of Woodland Marina

 

 

Bill,


60 degrees today in St. Charles County still frozen shore to shore.....


Ramjet


 

www.RiverBills.com

Featured Classifieds

More Boats on RiverBills.com

"All Classifieds Page"... click here

 

My River Home website  facebook          Longshot Saloon facebook

The Cabana at the La Rosa facebook         MRH Yacht Club  facebook

 

My River Home Winterization Form...  click here

Longshots Saloon and The LaRosa Bar

are closed for the season

FESTIVAL & MUSIC SCHEDULE...  click here

Menu..  click here

Website.. click here            Facebook.. click here

 

 

River News !  

 

 

 

No new News Releases

 

Click here to go to the Missouri State Highway Patrol website        

River Gear For Sale............

 

 

Click here  to buy your River T-shirts and Accessories on-line..

Delivered right to you mailbox in a few short days

 

We offer full fiberglass repair, high performance upgrades, transom & stringer rebuilds, service on older products, new & used parts department, an accessories department, as well as many other services to suit everyone's boating needs.

We continue to display our Yamaha Sport Boats, Crest + Manitou Pontoons, Mercury + Yamaha Outboards and Heritage & Haul Rite trailers

 

St. Charles Boat & Motor website      St. Charles boat & Motor Facebook

Updated 19 January 2017

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    St. Louis District - Weekly Navigation Channel Condition

   

 

 

 

Mississippi River

MILE 287.5 - CONSTRUCTION
Continuing until approximately April 2017, Ted Shanks Conservation Area is conducting construction operations in the vicinity of Mile 287.5, RDB. Mariners are requested NOT to hold up in this area while construction is ongoing. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

 

MILE 190.5 - SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTION
A submerged obstruction has been reported in the vicinity of Mile 190.5, LDB, just outside of the navigation channel and directly up river of the I-270 Bridge. A M/V reported struck this obstruction with a 9-foot draft with the St. Louis Gauge at 10.7 on December 7, 2016. A nun buoy has been set channelward of the obstruction. Mariners are advised to navigate in the center of the channel and avoid overtaking or passing in the vicinity of the bridge.

 

Illinois River

MILE 84.0 - AIDS TO NAVIGATION
Sixteen nun buoys have been reported not properly marking the channel in the vicinity of Mile 84.0. Mariners are urged to exercise caution in the area.

 

 

The above info is reprinted from the US Army Corps of Engineers website for your "reference."

 Click here  for the current Navigation Channel Condition Status Report

 

Click here to go to Port Charles website

  Click here Port Charles Harbor facebook

 

RiverBills Facebook

Our Two FaceBook Pages

 

The "River News and Media Page"

This page contains river news, RiverBills Pictures of the Day, Upcoming River Events, info from RiverBills.com advertisers, etc.

Click here and check it out

 

The" Boater's Group" Page

It's a group for all the boaters on all the rivers near the "PORT OF ST. LOUIS AND BEYOND." It's a Public Group, open to anyone that wants to join in. A place to post your boating pictures, shout outs, questions, comments, etc.  Stay in touch with other boaters all year long.  Invite your Boating Friends. 

Click here and check it out.
 


We have 1,244 Members today  01-19-17

Mississippi River At St. Louis, Missouri

Poplar Street Bridge Project Starts Next Month........

 

Of all of the bridges spanning the Mississippi River in the St. Louis region, the Poplar Street Bridge is the busiest, with around 100,000 vehicles crossing it each day.

 

The span opened in 1967, and in recent years, it has been showing it's age, as an inspection report has found it to be in poor condition and in need of repairs.  Also during peak hours, traffic is often backing up.

 

In February, the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin an ambitious two-year project to fix both issues.  The $54 million project will involve relocating the eastbound lanes 9 feet downstream, and adding a traffic lane in the vacated space........

 

Click here to read this news article from stltoday.com.  With Photo.

 

Meramec River Near St. Clair, Missouri

River Clubhouse Destroyed By Fire........

 

Shortly after 8 pm Sunday, January 8, the St. Clair Fire Protection District, and several other fire crews were called out to the Meramec River south of St. Clair for a fire at a clubhouse.

 

Captain Dan Dooley, the St. Clair public information officer said that when the first responders arrived on scene, the clubhouse was approximately 75% involved.

 

There were no people at the clubhouse when the fire broke out.  Cooley says that at this time, the cause of the fire does not appear to be suspicious........

 

Click here to read this news story from emissourian.com.

 

It's Boat Show Season !

 

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Kansas City Boat & Sportshow
January 19 - 22, 2017

H. Roe Bartle Hall

 

Thursday, January 19 2:00pm–9:00pm
Friday, January 20 12:00pm–9:00pm
Saturday, January 21 10:00am–9:00pm
Sunday, January 22 10:00am–5:00pm

 

Click here o go Kansas City Boat & Sportshow website

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January 26 - 29, 2017

The Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

America's Center

 

The St. Louis Boat & Sportshow will return to America's Center January 26 - 29, 2017 with the newest model fishing boats, pontoons, deck boats, and more, plus related accessories and equipment.

  Thursday....2:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Friday......12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Saturday..10:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Sunday....11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 

  

Click here to go St. Louis Boat & Sportshow website

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

RiverBills Night

at the St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

See you there !

The RiverBills Girls will be there on RiverBills Night

 handing out the goodies again !

This year.... RiverBills.com sunglasses

 

Click here to go St. Louis boat & Sportshow website

 

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January 26 - 29, 2017

The Progressive St. Louis Boat & Sportshow

Admission Prices..........


Adults $12
Youth 15 and younger FREE!
2-day pass $18 (good any two days of the show)

We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover for online ticket purchases.

Active Military: FREE! Just show your active military ID at the Box Office onsite for FREE admission.

Select one magazine of your choice compliments of the show. Boating (10 issues), Field & Stream (12 issues), Outdoor Life (12 issues), Yachting (12 issues) or Men's Journal (12 issues), each valued at $7.00.

*Each ticket is valid for one day ONLY. No exchanges or refunds
 

Reprinted from the St. Louis Boat and Sportshow

Click here for more info on admission

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The RiverBills Girls

Will Be There

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Introducing RiverBills Girl

"Marissa"

Click pic to enlarge

 The St. Louis Boat & Sport Show is Just Around the Corner

   List Your Boat  on RiverBills Classifieds

From "Now" until "July 2017" for $50.00

One month listing on the front page in the featured Classified Section

Six months on the Classified Page.  

 

e-mail your info along with 6 pictures (max) to riverbill@prodigy.net.

 

Click here and check out RiverBills Classifieds Page

We will bill you after the ad is on-line

Click here..Lewis Boats Inc website

 

Rock River Near Moline, Illinois

Ice, Rain Push Rock River Out Of It's Banks........

 

According to the National Weather Service, ice jams and water from recent rains is causing moderate flooding along the Rock River. 

 

The Rock River at Moline was expected to reach 13.9 feet around noon on Wednesday, and it is forecast to fall to 13.4 feet by Saturday evening.  Early next Monday, the Rock River is expected to rise to nearly 14 feet, prior to slowly falling.

 

Meteorologist Dave Cousins says that ice jams as well as water flowing into the Rock River from tributaries is causing the flooding.  Since the ground is frozen, recent rainfall has nowhere to go other than the waterways........

 

Click here to read this news article from qctimes.com.  With Photos.

 

Boat Manufacturer

Lund Introduces LX Pontoon Series........

 

Lund Boats has introduced their new LX Series pontoon boats for 2017.  The LX Series is a family of watercraft featuring floorplans, configurations, and standard features designed for recreational use, fishing, and multi-use enjoyment.

 

Tony Kolker, marketing manager for Lund says that listening to their customers, combined with Lund's boatbuilding experience shows up in how the LX Series pontoons are designed and equipped.

 

Kolker adds that Lund's stout construction combined with a variety of luxury and convenience features gives the LX series what the company feels is the best combination of comfort, innovation, performance, and value........

 

Click here to read this news report from boatingindustry.com.   

 

Johnston Lake Near Raymore, Missouri

MDC Adds Lake Raymore To The Winter Trout Fishing Program........

 

The Missouri Department of Conservation and the City of Raymore, Missouri are offering anglers another option for trout fishing this winter.

 

Raymore and the MDC recently signed a Community Assistance Program contract, which has the City and the MDC splitting the costs involved in the winter stocking of trout.

 

On Wednesday, January 18, the MDC stocked over 1,300 rainbow trout into Johnston Lake.  Statewide trout fishing regulations will apply, with a daily limit of four trout........

 

Click here to read this news article from the Missouri Department of Conservation website.

 

Lower Mississippi River

Researchers Reviving Floodplains To Reduce Gulf Dead Zone........

 

At one time, floodplains were the spillover area for the Mississippi River, but as people settled in the floodplains, the land was converted to farms, homes and businesses.

 

Now, close to 1,700 miles of levees keep the lower Mississippi River from spilling into the floodplains.  Coastal scientist at Louisiana State University says that the Mississippi River is less of a river, and more of a pipe.

 

Over the last century, chemical pollutants, mainly nitrogen fertilizer, have increased considerably, and when they reach the Gulf of Mexico, the pollutants create a low-oxygen dead zone.

 

Researchers say that one way to reduce pollutants in the Mississippi River is to reconnect the river to the floodplain, which will effectively filter the nitrogen from the water........

 

Click here to read this news report from sciencedaily.com.

 

What's Going on This Week

3rd Chute Bar & Grill

 211 W. Main St. Grafton, IL

 

OPEN DAILY
 

 

Just a short walk from the marina

Illinois River at Naples, IL

Evandy's Boatel

 

 

Open year round

 

Froge's Bar and Grill

Portage Des Sioux, Mo

 

Open year round

Grafton, IL

Confluence of Mississippi  & Illinois Rivers

Two Week Activity  Calendar

 

  

Click here and check out Grafton's Two Week Event and Music Calendar


 

The Grafton Oyster Bar

Grafton Harbor

 

 

Open 11AM

Thursday - Sunday

Yacht Club of St. Louis

 

James will be serving very limited menu thru the winter.

 

Fridays and Saturdays 11-8

 

More Things Going On This Week

click here

 

River Ferries

 

Illinois River

Brussels Ferry..............618 - 786-3636

 

Mississippi River

Golden Eagle Ferry ......618-  535-5759

Winfield Ferry...............618-  535-5759

 

Grafton Ferry............... 1-800-258-6645 

Last Weekend's Edition of RiverBills....

 

Click here for last weekend's edition of RiverBills

 

Restaurants

Who's Open.. Who's Closed

 

Who's Open... Who's Closed........
 

3rd Chute........................... Open
Boathouse Food & Deck.............................. Closed for the season
Cedar Hill Resort......................................... Closed for the season
Driftwood Bar @ MRH Boat Harbor & Resort Opening 2017 Season.  Under construction
Duck Club Yacht Club.................................. Closed for the Season
Evandy's Boatel........................................... Open
Froges Bar & Grill....................................... Open All Year
Grafton Oyster Bar....................................... Open All Year
The Hawg Pit...................................... Closed for the season
Kinder's Restaurant.....................................

Closed for the season

Longshot Saloon.........................................

Closed ..Reopening April 15, 2017

LaRosa Cantina........................................... Closed for the season
Yacht Club of St. Louis................................ Open

 

River Levels & Water Temp for your phone

 

River Levels for Pool 26............    http://www.riverbills.com/River.html

Alton to Hannibal........................ http://www.riverbills.com/River-Mis.html

Hardin to Peoria ......................... http://www.riverbills.com/River-Ill.html

Saverton, Louisiana, Clarksville...   http://www.riverbills.com/River-Lou.html

 

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