NOTICE TO MARINERS
SECTION I – SPECIAL NOTICES
This section contains information of special concern to the Mariner.
ILLINOIS WATERWAY - CHANNEL CONDITION/SAFETY ADVISORY – UPDATE- The following zones are in the high water watch phase in accordance with the Illinois Waterway Action Plan Annex:
Meredosia (Mile 50.0 – Mile 80.2),
Beardstown (Mile 101.9 – Mile 80.3),
Havana (Mile 128.9 – Mile 102.0) and
Copperas (Mile 145.5 – Mile 129.0).
Mariners should exercise caution and minimize wake in all high water zones. The laying-up on saturated levees is prohibited. Mariners should be experienced in high water conditions and avoid down-streaming operation. Mariners should remain vigilant to an increase in debris and maneuver appropriately. Be aware that a buildup of debris in fleeting areas may have occurred and take appropriate action to prevent barge breakaways. Exercise caution in all passing/meeting situations as swift current may be present. Navigation buoys may have been dragged off station, so remain alert while transiting. Recreational traffic is discouraged.
SECTION VII – GENERAL
This section contains information of general concern to the Mariners. Mariners are advised to use caution while transiting these areas.
MILE 286.0 - L/D CLOSURE- On March 15, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., the Brandon Road L/D in the vicinity of mile 286.0, will be closed for maintenance. During this closure, towboat operators are requested NOT to tie up on the guidewalls. Mariners may contact the L/D at (815) 744-1714 or via VHF-FM Channel 14, for assistance.