River Services Adds Ice Forecast Service

River Services, Inc. (RSI) of 01- ney, Md., recently announced an ice forecast service for many navigable rivers in the northern U.S. RSI plans to utilize an ice prediction model that couples the hydraulics and thermal aspects of rivers. The computerized forecast model will be run on the RSI computer daily and forecast ice formation, ice floes, and ice bridging at selected locations on the Mississippi River. The goal of this service will be to provide seven days of ice forecasting accuracy. In addition to ice predictions, current ice conditions will be available for most locations.

River Services is now providing river, stage, discharge, velocity and navigable depth forecasts on the Mississippi River where problems to navigation may occur. Weather forecasts, hurricane and tropical weather bulletins as well as heavy rainfall forecasts are also provided.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 64,  Dec 1987

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