Notice to Navigators: Illinois River
IRCA: Dive operations on the IW
Jeremy “Shot” Tardy
Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc.
Divers are working at Starved Rock Lock and Dam today and may carry over until tomorrow working on bubbler system issues. Afterwards they will proceed to do the same work at Marseilles mid-day tomorrow into the latter part of the week. The plan is to dive around lock traffic but there can be intermittent closures of less than two hours whenever a boat arrives. Once Marseilles’ bubblers are complete, the crew will head down to Peoria Lock for more of the same dive work next week under the same conditions of working around traffic as best as they can.
Chief of Locks and Dams (Acting)
US Army Corps of Engineers
Illinois Waterway Project Office