Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Weekend Plans/Updates


Please see the below request from LCDR Moore, and share with your vessels so they can report inclement conditions to SUMR’s Duty Phone.


Best regards,


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



I’m working on our plans for maintaining visibility over the weekend on conditions. I have a favor to ask of IRCA…. we owe our leadership a brief by 1600 each day that covers updates on current conditions. Can operators please send updates of what they are seeing/feeling to our duty phone? Pictures are appreciated but not required. I’m mostly interested in having their professional opinion about conditions… and the location they have transited.


We are maintaining a pulse on the conditions at the locks as well as watching the queues. We’ve got the overflight on the books for Monday or Tuesday and MSU Chicago is working on setting one up for later in the week if needed.


Duty phone: 319-520-8556


Thank you for always maintaining open lines of communication with us and for coordinating safe movement during times like this.


Very Respectfully,


LCDR Stephanie Robinette Moore
Chief, Waterways Management Division
USCG Sector Upper Mississippi River
Desk: (314) 269-2560
Cell: (309) 737-1982