High water has delayed the reopening of Starved Rock and Marseilles locks on the Illinois Waterway. The temporary closures began September 20 and were expected to last until October 5,… Read More

Dredging Money Still In Limbo

September 13, 2019

As the harvest season reaches its peak, Corps of Engineer districts are struggling to slowly unclog rivers and resurvey channels that were choked with unprecedented amounts of silt this spring. Read More

How Could This Happen?

August 16, 2019

On August 12, members of the River Industry Executive Task Force (RIETF) received some unwelcome news from an official with the Rock Island Engineer District at a roundtable in Chicago. Read More

A dredging emergency in the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers led river industry representatives to appeal to members of Congress to urge the Corps to better distribute already-allocated emergency dredging… Read More