Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: LaGrange Lock shutdown


Please see below regarding a shutdown at LaGrange Lock.  I will forward any updates as I receive them…


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



Today at 1141 LaGrange lock experienced a system malfunction that has rendered the lock chamber inoperable.  The crew there ran through the usual processes to correct the problem and unfortunately were unsuccessful.  As of now we have reached out for support from our experts in the district to assist with troubleshooting and correcting the issue.  I will update you when the issue is resolved.


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