Author: Allen Marshall
  • November

    Roller Gate Requires Swift Repair

    The Rock Island District spends a majority of its annual appropriations operating and maintaining the expansive lock and dam system on the Upper Mississippi River. Much of the maintenance performed on this infrastructure is planned and scheduled while some comes as a surprise. An incident in July brought about some maintenance needs in the form of the latter when a roller gate at Locks and Dam 14 was damaged.
  • January

    District Divers work to repair aging wicket dams

    Eighty years of wear and tear can cause significant stress to any man-made structure. The wicket dams on the Illinois River at Peoria Lock and Dam and Lagrange Lock and Dam have weathered 80 years of relentless currents, barge traffic and the daily rigors of operation. The wicket dams have maintained their functionality through the decades thanks in large part to the efforts of the crews tasked with their upkeep. Crews like the District’s dive team.