Locks and Dam 14 Auxiliary Lock to Remain Closed

Published April 10, 2020
Mississippi River Auxiliary Lock 14

Mississippi River Auxiliary Lock 14

ROCK ISLAND, Illinois – Due to ongoing construction and concerns related to the spread of COVID-19, the Rock Island District will not be opening the auxiliary lock at Locks and Dam 14 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa, as scheduled on Memorial Day. The date of anticipated opening is unknown at this time.

Recreational boaters wishing to pass through the locks are permitted to use the main lock chamber, located closer to the center of the river channel. The main lock chamber is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

The Rock Island District regrets any inconvenience caused by this closure and continues to keep the safety and health of our visitors and employees as our top priority.

For up-to-date navigation information, visit the Rock Island District’s lock status website: www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Navigation/Lock-Status/

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Release no. 20-007