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Current Events and Meetings 

March 18, 2015

A public hearing will be held at Illinois Department of Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702, Lake Level C Conference Room on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm.  You may also participate in the public hearing by calling in at (217) 558-2618. 

Meeting materials will be posted as they become available.   

The meeting is accessible to persons with disabilities.  

To submit written comments, request the documents in hard copy or an alternate format, and arrange accommodations with at least one week notice, contact Wes Cattoor at, (217) 782-4847  or mail to Wes Cattoor, IDNR - Office of Water Resources, One Natural Resources Way Springfield, IL 62702-1271.



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.