Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Ice Conditions Update IW 7 Jan

 

With the exception of Brandon Road Lock all locks are at or near 100% ice coverage above the chamber with varying degrees of ice below.  Dresden Island, Marseilles, Starved Rock, Peoria, and LaGrange locks will require helper boats to pull northbound cuts.  Marseilles Lock is requiring helper boats to pull southbound cuts as well.

 

Best regards,

 

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

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Attached is the latest after last nights deep freeze.  With the exception of Brandon Road Lock all locks are at or near 100% ice coverage above the chamber with varying degrees of ice below.  All locks from Dresden on down will require helper boats to pull northbound cuts with Marseilles require helper boats to pull southbound as well.

 

Thank you,

 

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