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Current Events and Meetings 


June 18:  State Water Plan Task Force meetings are scheduled for June 18, September 17, and December 17 of 2014.

July 9:  A Navigation Summit will be held in St. Louis.  This summit is being sponsored by the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association of which Illinois is a member.



Construction will begin this summer at Stratton Lock and Dam.  The sluice gate structure is 75 years old and is deteriorating.  A new gate structure will be constructed upstream of the existing sluice gates.  The sluice gate structure will remain operational until the new gate structure is completed. The lock will be extended downstream to double the boat capacity.   The lock construction will be completed during the non-boating season, November 1 thru April 30.   The lock will remain opened during the boating season. The lock has been open since May 1, 2014 and 200 boats have been locked through.

Crystal Creek Phase IIB – Final landscaping work continues.  Paving operations commenced and majority completed on Tuesday 4/20/14.

Statewide FR project inspections – Metro-East area, Woodriver and East Alton inspection trips.

Removal of Dam #2 on the Des Plaines River has been delayed due to high stages on the river.