Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Ice Conditions Update IW - 2/15/2022


Please see below and attached for today’s ILWW Lock Status & Ice update…


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



Attached is today’s slide now indicating the dam at LaGrange is up and the chamber is operational.  We’ve had a couple other changes with helper boat requirement being reestablished at Marseilles and on a case by case basis at Peoria.


Starved Rock just now attempted to lock a 108’ tow southbound with no luck, so for now the 105’ restriction will remain in effect.


We will be monitoring the forecasted precipitation across the watershed over the next couple days closely and will report any conditional changes as soon as we get them.


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