Low water levels causing lockage schedule changes

Beginning immediately, recreational lockages will be scheduled at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc (4800 Lock and Dam Road).

The lock is taking action to manage a sustainable pool for all boat traffic in order to prevent unnecessary water loss because of very low water conditions.

The schedule is as follows: upbound lockages from the Mississippi River side will start on the odd numbered hours and downbound lockages from the Kaskaskia River side on the even numbered hours. The project is again attempting to conserve water in hopes of maintaining the required pool level to keep the lock open to all traffic until the Kaskaskia River level increases.

For more on the lock and dam, please see this week’s print edition.