Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Ice Conditions Update IW 20 Jan 2022


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


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



Attached are the latest conditions at the locks.  Though the recent and brief warm up has helped with ice thickness at some sites, we are seeing a resurgence of ice buildup at others due to the sharp downturn of temperatures over the last 24 hours.  The crew at LaGrange are going out to raise the last 8 wickets this morning, this will allow them to continue utilizing the tainter gate to pass ice ahead of this next deep freeze.


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