Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Ice Conditions Update IW

 

All,

 

Doug Morgan is on the road so he gave me a verbal update on ice conditions at ILWW locks & dams.  The updates are as follows:

 

  • Brandon Road – Normal Operations.  Ice Couplings Recommended.
  • Dresden Island – Moderate Impacts.  Ice Couplings Required.  Lock is able to pull cuts so helper boat is NOT
  • Marseilles – 100% ice coverage in the canal.  Ice Couplings Required.  Helper boat required for all n/b cuts.  Helper boat may or may not be required for s/b cuts based upon conditions.
  • Starved Rock – 100% ice coverage.  Ice Couplings Required.  Floating Pins tied up.  Helper boat required for all n/b cuts.  Helper boat may or may not be required for s/b cuts based upon conditions.
  • Peoria – 100% ice coverage 2” thick.  Ice Couplings Required.  Wickets are up.  Helper boat required for all n/b cuts.  Helper boat NOT required for s/b cuts.
  • LaGrange – 100% ice coverage.  Ice Couplings Required.  Wickets are up.  Helper boat required for all n/b and s/b cuts.

 

Best regards,

 

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