Waterways Updates

Waterways Update:Temporary Closure of the Thomas O’Brien Lock Scheduled May 20 to May 27, 2010.

Who:

The U.S. Coast Guard command responsible for the Illinois River and Chicago Port region of Lake Michigan, in conjunction with the Asian Carp Coordinating Committee.

What:

The Thomas O’Brien Lock will be temporarily closed May 20 through May 27 for initial Asian carp suppression activity on the Little Calumet River below the Thomas O’Brien Lock and Control works. 

Why:

The Asian Carp Coordinating Committee and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources are conducting investigations to detect the potential presence READ MORE