Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Ice Conditions Update IW 18 Jan 2022


Please see below and attached for the latest ILWW Lock Status Update and Ice Conditions…


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



Conditions have greatly improved at LaGrange for the time being and they are able to pull cuts both directions.  With the predicted temps falling again for a few days that will likely change and I will keep you updated.


Our current focus is on Marseilles and Starved Rock at this point.  Both are experiencing 100 percent ice coverage and bubbler issues that may extend lockage times due to the slow process of manually removing ice from the swing and recess areas for the upper miter gates.  Maintenance supervisors are aware and are actively developing a course of action to address the issues.


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