Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA High Water status “call” tomorrow, Oct 26 @ 1300hrs   IRCA Members and Guests,   With several ILWW Zones forecasted to reach High Water Watch phases, I’ve scheduled an IRCA high water status “call” for Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 1300hrs.  We will be using the Microsoft Teams platform to accommodate any slide decks…

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Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Dam status at Peoria Lock and Dam   FYI…   Jeremy “Shot” Tardy Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc. Office:  270.444.4772 Mobile:  270.933.8056 Email:  tardy@westernriversboat.com ___________________________________________________ All,   The crew at Peoria Lock and Dam are out dropping the wicket dam.  Once dam operations are complete all traffic will transit the area via the navigable…

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Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Lockport Lock Flow   Please see below for restrictions at Lockport…   Jeremy “Shot” Tardy Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc. Office:  270.444.4772 Mobile:  270.933.8056 Email:  tardy@westernriversboat.com __________________________________________________   At time 1945 on 24-OCT-2021, the flow at Lockport Lock is 9500 CFS. Lockport restrictions are in place until the flow drops below 7000 CFS.  …

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Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Dam Status at LaGrange Lock and Dam FYI… Jeremy “Shot” Tardy Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc. Office:  270.444.4772 Mobile:  270.933.8056 Email:  tardy@westernriversboat.com ________________________________________________ All,   The crew at LaGrange Lock and Dam are headed out now to start dropping their wickets on the dam. Once dam operations are complete all traffic will navigate the…

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Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: ILWW Status Update   The ILWW basin is expected to receive a significant amount of rainfall over the next 18-24 hours.  Current river conditions and forecast are below:   Lockport Lock:  currently running 6900cfs with no restrictions, but expected to increase (restrictions begin at 7000cfs) Brandon Road:  currently running 3300cfs and expected to increase…

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Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

NOTICE TO MARINERS ILLINOIS WATERWAY LNM 42-21   SECTION VII – GENERAL This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.   MILE 112.4 – MILE 112.0 – DREDGE OPERATION Continuing until further notice, the M/V LaSALLE is conducting dredging operations/strike removal between approximate…

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Navigation Notice: Illinois River

COMPLETED ILLINOIS WATERWAY MECHANICAL DREDGING (Strike Removal) Otter Creek Left Descending Bank RM 112.0-112.4   NOTICE NUMBER: 16907 / 16407-3 EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/19/2021 07:00 thru 10/21/2021 10:00 CDT   Mechanical Dredging (Strike Removal) has commenced at 0700 hrs, Tuesday, 19-October-2021on the IWW, Otter Creek RM 112.0-112.4 left descending bank line and will continue until further notice. …

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Navigation Notice: Illinois River

RESUME ILLINOIS WATERWAY MECHANICAL DREDGING (Strike Removal) Otter Creek Left Descending Bank RM 112.0-112.4   NOTICE NUMBER: 16868 / 16407-2 EFFECTIVE DATE: 10/19/2021 07:00 thru UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE CDT   Mechanical Dredging (Strike Removal) has commenced at 0700 hrs, Tuesday, 19-October-2021on the IWW, Otter Creek RM 112.0-112.4 left descending bank line and will continue until further…

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Navigation Notice: Illinois River

MECHANICAL DREDGING (Strike Removal) Kingston Mines Left Descending Bank RM 146.2-146.6   NOTICE NUMBER: 16867 /16788-1 EFFECTIVE: 10/13/2021 10:30 thru 10/18/2021 17:00 CDT   Mechanical Dredging (Strike Removal) will begin 1030 Wednesday October 13, 2021on the IWW, Kingston Mines RM 146.2-146.6 left descending bank line and will continue until further notice.  Dredging will take place…

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Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Emptying Valve Issues at Dresden Lock FYI…   Jeremy “Shot” Tardy Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc. Office:  270.444.4772 Mobile:  270.933.8056 Email:  tardy@westernriversboat.com ___________________________________________________   Dresden Island Lock has a lower left emptying valve issue that has resulted in the valve being partially stuck open.  Maintenance Structures crew personnel are on site assessing the situation…

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