Notice to Navigation Interests 206022 – Lockport Lock and Dam Closure for Vertical Lift Gate Replacement

Notice Number: 206022 Date: 01/14/2025 12:00 thru 03/11/2025 21:00 1. The Lockport Lock, River Mile 291, will be closed to all vessel traffic from 0600 CST Tuesday, January 14th, 2025 through 1600 CST Tuesday, March 11th, 2025. The purpose of this closure is for the installation of the new Vertical Lift Gates, and sill &…
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IL 15, Mile 35.8 Kaskaskia River – Public Notice

Please find the public notice here.
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Gate settings on ILR

From Doug Morgan, Sent out on behalf of IRCA. Gate settings as of 0745 today 31 January. Dresden Island – 23′ but is likely to open back up to 25′ soon. Marseilles – 29′ We have lifted the helper boat restriction and can pull cuts both directions. Starved Rock – 43′ no width restrictions, helper…
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LOCK CLOSURE, Brandon Road Lock and Dam, RM 286.0

Notice Number: IW 24-205987 Date: 02/05/2024 07:00 to 19:00 thru 02/07/24 0700 to 1900 Brandon Road Lock and Dam, River Mile 286.0 will have two daytime closures on February 6th and 7th from 0700 to 1900. The purpose of this closure is to facilitate contract work on the control stands to install new equipment and…
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IWW Lock Status Update ICE Conditions 26 Jan 2024 Update

Things keep changing rapidly so I’ll set the slide on the backburner and give a quick run down. Dresden Island – 41′ of gate opening. 70′ width restriction. Boots on the ground are saying I-55 bridge and Cottage Road Railroad Bridge are holding a significant amount of ice above them with open water forming below.…
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Notice to Navigation Interests 205953 – Underwater Inspection at CSSC Fish Dispersal Barrier

Notice to Navigation Interests 205953 – Underwater Inspection at CSSC Fish Dispersal Barrier To Whom It May Concern, Between 0700 CST and 1700 CST on Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd, 2024, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Chicago District will be conducting surveys on the Illinois Waterway from River Mile 296.0 to…
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Kankakee Ice Gorge

Good morning everyone, I just got word from the USACE that the 10 mile ice gorge on the Kankakee has just broke free and is heading south into the Illinois River above Dresden Island Lock. The lock crew members are out on the dam now opening up the gates needed to release the water and…
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Ice Conditions Update: Dresden Lock

The lower wall at Dresden is going under soon.  This means no doubles either direction and no southbound set overs.  We are taking the width down to 70′ wide due to the amount of ice coming in.  All loads will be on the left descending side.  Gate is at 41′. Starved Rock just called me…
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Ice Conditions Causing Breakaway

Dear Illinois, Upper Mississippi, and Missouri River Members, Several events are unfolding due to ice conditions on multiple rivers. We currently have 3 tugs and four barges adrift on the Missouri River due to ice flows causing breakaways. The Coast Guard is trying to prepare for an Ice Gorge coming down the Illinois River and…
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IWW Lock Status Update ICE Conditions 24 Jan 2024 Update #2

Please see the attached document.
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