Notice to Navigators: Illinois River

IRCA: Ice Conditions Update IW - 2/17/2022


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


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



The crew at Peoria are wrapping up with dropping the last 20 wickets, and the pass will be open shortly.  Due to the dam drop excessive ice flows are hitting the open pass right now.


Attached are the current statuses at all the locks.  Starved Rock was finally able to lift their width restriction and there are currently no helper boat requirements at any of the locks.  Ice coupling requirements will remain in place.


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