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Stratton Operations Update 

Fox River Status Update


April 16, 2015

We have attached a link to the April 2015 construction update for the Stratton Life Extension Project on our Stratton Dam Operations website (  It is titled “April 2015 Construction Status Report” and shows the latest photos and an expected list of upcoming tasks.  Once the lock is open in May the lock channel will be open to the public, but please remember that the lock area will still be surrounded by an active construction site that is off limits to the public for safety reasons. It is reasonable for lock users to expect minor delays as the new lock operating system is implemented and the kinks are worked out.

Let us know if you have any questions.



Brad Winters, P.E., CFM
Office of Water Resources
Illinois Department of Natural Resources
One Natural Resources Way
Springfield, IL  62702-1271
Phone: 217-782-4819
Fax: 217-785-5014