Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Ice Conditions Update IW

 

Ice conditions have caused LaGrange Lock to no longer be able to pull cuts northbound - a helper boat is required.  Ice is beginning to form below the lock chamber but for now they are still able to pull southbound cuts.  Please see below and attached for more information.

 

Photo taken a short while ago at LaGrange:

 

Be safe,

Jeremy “Shot” Tardy
Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc.
Office:  270.444.4772
Mobile:  270.933.8056
Email:  tardy@westernriversboat.com

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Here is the updated slide for recent changes to conditions on the Illinois Waterway.  Significant 2-3” ice has stacked up on LaGrange Lock and has stopped their ability to pull cuts northbound and a helper boat is required.  Ice is beginning to form below the lock chamber but for now they are still able to pull southbound cuts.

 

I’ll keep you posted as conditions change.

 

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
Douglas.S.Morgan@usace.army.mil