NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I – SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
ILLINOIS WATERWAY - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE
The following zones are in the high water watch phase in accordance with the Illinois Waterway Action Plan Annex:
Copperas Creek (Mile 145.5 – Mile 129.0),
Havana (Mile 128.9 – Mile 102.0),
Beardstown (Mile 101.9 – Mile 80.3) and
Meredosia (Mile 80.2 – Mile 50.0).
Mariners should exercise caution and minimize wake in all high water zones. The laying-up on saturated levees is prohibited. Mariners should be experienced in high water conditions and avoid downstreaming operations. Mariners should remain vigilant to an increase in debris and maneuver appropriately. Be aware that a buildup of debris in fleeting areas may have occurred and take appropriate action to prevent barge breakaways. Exercise caution in all passing/meeting situations as swift current may be present. Navigation buoys may have been dragged off station, so remain alert while transiting. Recreational traffic is discouraged.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 286.0 - L/D CLOSURES/RESTRICTIONS
Commencing May 9, 2022 and continuing until August 14, 2022, from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., each day, Brandon Road L/D in the vicinity of mile 286.0, will be closed. From 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m., each day, during the same period, a 70-foot width restriction will be in place. Mariners are requested not to tie up along the guidewalls during this period. Mariners may contact Brandon L/D at (815) 744-1714, or via VHF-FM Channel 14, for additional information.