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 action phase in accordance with the Illinois Waterway Action Plan Annex: Peoria (Mile 187.0 – Mile 145.6),
Copperas Creek (Mile 145.5 – Mile 129.0),
Havana (Mile 128.9 – Mile 102.0),
Beardstown (Mile 101.9 – Mile 80.3),
Meredosia (Mile 80.2 – Mile 50.0) and
Hardin (Mile 49.9 – Mile 10.0).
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 downstreaming operations. 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 41.7 - BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
Donald M. Legg Bridge; Due to construction, the navigation channel width is temporarily reduced to approximately 400 feet.