Coast Guard closes part of Missouri river near South Dakota

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Posted: Jun 08, 2011 9:18 AM
Coast Guard closes part of Missouri river near South Dakota

Jun (Reuters) - The Coast Guard said it closed a part of the Big Sioux river between the Missouri river confluence and the Military Road Bridge in North Sioux City, South Dakota on Tuesday, due to high water.

"The Missouri River is now closed to all vessel traffic between mile marker 550, where the state lines of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri meet to mile marker 811, Gaven's Point Dam in Yankton, S.D., after consulting with the governor of South Dakota and the state of Iowa," the Coast Guard said.

The Coast Guard requested mariners to monitor channels 16 and 22 for any changes that might occur. (Reporting by Koustav Samanta in Bangalore)