Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Ice Conditions Update IW 21 Jan 2022




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




Here is the latest update on the SAR River Ice Surveillance (SARRIS) Discussion (i.e. ice conditions based on remote sensing techniques).  FYI, the North Central discussion will cover the Mississippi and Illinois River mainstems.  If you have any questions, please let me know


Jonathon Thornburg, Hydrologist
North Central River Forecast Center
National Weather Service
1733 Lake Drive West
Chanhassen, MN 55317E



We received 3 Sentinel-2 passes today over portions of MBRFC, NCRFC, and NERFC's regions. For MBRFC, the rivers of interest were the James, Missouri, Bad, White, Niobrara, North Loup, Middle Loup, South Loup, and Platte.  For NCRFC, the rivers of interest were the Pembina, Red River of the North (RROTH), Sheyenne, Menominee, Fox, Rock, Des Plaines, Kankakee and Illinois. For NERFC, the rivers of interest were the Susquehanna, Delaware, Mohawk, and Hudson.

WHD Analyst Discussion for MBRFC

WHD Analyst Discussion for NCRFC

WHD Analyst Discussion for NERFC

K.C. Curry
Remote Sensing Specialist

Water Prediction Operations Division
National Water Center
NOAA National Weather Service
Main: 205-347-1511