Corps of Engineers reopens Mississippi River locks after floodin - WGEM.com: Quincy News, Weather, Sports, and Radio

Corps of Engineers reopens Mississippi River locks after flooding

Posted:
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

As the Mississippi River continues to drop, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening barge traffic in our area.

All the locks in our area have been reopened.

Quincy Lock and Dam 21 was shut down for 12 days after heavy rains in late May.

Corps officials say closing the locks protect critical electrical components and ensures the safety of workers.

The locks also close when flood waters overtop lock gates.

 

 

 

Lock & Location                      Closed                      Reopened                       Days Closed
Lock 16 – Illinois City, Ill.         6/5 @ 6:30 a.m.         6/6 @ 8 p.m.                  1.5 days
Lock 17 – New Boston, Ill.       6/2 @ 5:50 a.m.        6/10 @ 3 a.m.                  8 days
Lock 18 – Gladstone, Ill.          6/2 @ 11:20 a.m.        6/9 @ 8 a.m.                  7 days
Lock 20 – Canton, Mo.           5/29 @ 1:46 p.m.        6/10 @ 3:55 p.m.            12 days
Lock 21 – Quincy, Ill.              5/29 @ 6:30 p.m.         6/9 @ 1 a.m.                 11 days
Lock 22 – Saverton, Mo.         5/29 @ 7 p.m.              6/9 @ 8 a.m.                 11 days

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WGEM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Kathy Woodworth at 217-228-6617. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.