Info from the IRCA Ice Call yesterday   Temps and weather are favorable for slow and steady melting.  This should avoid flooding and massive flows and should thin the ice before it breaks up rather than icebergs.   Rosario ‘Rosie’ DiMiele,  Project Manager & Sales 1300  W Washington Street West Chicago, IL  60185 P: 630-513-7575…

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LOCK CLOSURE Lockport Lock RM 271   NOTICE NUMBER: 13388 EFFECTIVE: 03/03/2021 06:00 thru 03/03/2021 18:00 CST   Lockport Lock, RM 271, will be closed to navigation for 12 hours on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 starting at 0600 CST until 1800 CST. The purpose of this closure is for divers to retrieve rollers from the…

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Joint RIAC/IRCA Ice Conditions call today @ 1400 CST   USACE STL,   We would appreciate updates on Locks 25 and 27 repairs/ice conditions.   Bernie Heroff Port Captain Navigation/Training ARTCo – Ag Services and Oilseeds American River Transportation Co., LLC P.O. Box 2889 Saint Louis, MO 63111   __________________________________________   All,   RIAC and…

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NOTICE TO MARINERS ILLINOIS WATERWAY  LNM 06-21 SECTION I – SPECIAL NOTICES This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.   UPPER MISSISSIPPI RIVER/ILLINOIS WATERWAY/MISSOURI RIVER – CHANNEL CONDITIONS Due to prolonged extreme freezing temperatures, forecasts anticipate the formation of ice on the Upper Mississippi River, Illinois Waterway and Missouri River. Mariners are…

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NWS Spring Hydrologist Outlook Webinar for External Partners #1   Please click here to view slides presented during the External Partner’s Spring Hydrologic Outlook Webinar #1 held today.   Thanks, Katie Ertell Water Prediction Operations Division National Water Center NOAA National Weather Service Main: 205-347-1511 nws.nwc.ops@noaa.gov

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LOCKAGES TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED FOR CRITICAL MAINTENANCE Lockport Lock   NOTICE NUMBER: 13277 EFFECTIVE: 02/11/2021 07:00 thru 02/11/2021 19:00 CST   The Lockport Lock will be closed to vessel traffic from 0700 CST to 1900 CST on Thursday, February 11th, 2021 for the installation of new horizontal roller seals and keeper plates.   In the event…

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NOTICE TO MARINERS ILLINOIS WATERWAY  LNM 05-21    SECTION VII – GENERAL This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.   MILE 230.0 – MILE 229.0 – BRIDGE DEMOLITION/SAFETY ZONE/RIVER CLOSURE Commencing 6:00 a.m., February 11, 2021 and continuing until 6:00 a.m., February…

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NOTICE TO MARINERS ILLINOIS WATERWAY  LNM 04-21   SECTION VII – GENERAL This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.   MILE 59.0 – SUBMERGED OBSTRUCTION/CHANNEL SURVEY – UPDATE Submerged concrete blocks have been reported in the vicinity of Mile 59.0, LDB, approximately…

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NOTICE TO MARINERS ILLINOIS WATERWAY   LNM 03-21   SECTION I – SPECIAL NOTICES This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.   NOTICE OF 2021 LIGHT LIST AVAILABILITY 2021 Light Lists are available on the USCG Navigation Center’s website at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lightLists. Coast Guard Light Lists are a means for communicating aids to…

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NOTICE TO MARINERS ILLINOIS WATERWAY  LNM 02-21    SECTION VII – GENERAL This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.   MILE 227.8 – MILE 227.0 – DREDGE OPERATION Continuing until further notice, the M/V LaSALLE is conducting dredging operations between approximate Miles…

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