Marseilles Dam repairs require drawdown of navigation pool

Marseilles Dam repairs require drawdown of navigation pool
MARSEILLES, Ill. — In order to facilitate further repair work at Marseilles Dam, the Unified Command has announced plans for a 4-foot drawdown of the Marseilles navigation pool to be executed Friday. The Marseilles Dam was damaged during an incident April 18 when seven barges broke loose from a tow during historic flooding on the Illinois River. Four of the seven barges have been removed through...

Corps completes initial damage assessment of Marseilles Lock and Dam project

Corps completes initial damage assessment of Marseilles Lock and Dam project
Marseilles, Ill.  – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, as part of the Unified Command, completed its initial assessment of damages to Marseilles Lock and Dam on the Illinois Waterway Thursday after seven barges allided into the dam on April 18. The lock remains closed as the Corps continues assessing damages, and barge removal operations continue. The damage caused by the allision has compromised...