Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: IWW Lock Status Update ICE Conditions.pptx


Please see below and attached for the latest ice restriction info for the ILWW.


Best regards,


Jeremy “Shot” Tardy
Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc.
Office:  270.444.4772
Mobile:  270.933.8056



LaGrange wickets are up and the lock chamber is operational with ice forming rapidly as expected.  Ice couplings are required at LaGrange and Peoria Locks with them being recommended Starved Rock to Brandon Road.


Here is the inaugural slide for ice season 2022!  Hopefully it’s a short one.  Ice has formed in the lakes above at and above Peoria and creating an ice coupling requirement at Peoria Lock.  LaGrange is expected to raise their dam in the next couple of days and with the forecasted overnight lows and the dam slowing the river down ice conditions will develop rapidly and an ice coupling requirement will be in effect.


If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at any time.




Douglas Morgan
Chief of Locks and Dams (Acting)
US Army Corps of Engineers
Illinois Waterway Project Office
O: 309-676-4601
C: 309-781-8591