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IDNR Sets 2019 Operating Schedule at Stratton-Bolger Lock and Dam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACTS:
Ed Cross
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IDNR Sets 2019 Operating Schedule at Stratton-Bolger Lock and Dam
MCHENRY, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the operating schedule for the William G. Stratton-Thomas A. Bolger Lock and Dam facility on the Fox River in McHenry County, which opens for the 2019 season on Wednesday, May 1. 

To facilitate ongoing construction operations at the Stratton-Bolger facility, the lock will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (with the exception of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27) during the months of May and June. 

During the months of May and June, IDNR lock tenders will operate the lock on Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until midnight. 

Beginning July 1, the lock will return to a seven-day operating schedule for the remainder of the 2019 season.  Normal operating hours will be Monday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. until midnight for the months of July through September and 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. for the month of October.

The Stratton-Bolger facility is closed for the winter season each year from November 1 through April 30.  
 
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