Tag: Jerry Costello Lock and Dam
  • Recreational Vessel Lockages Are Being Postponed at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam Until Drought Conditions

    Beginning Monday, October 16, recreational vessel lockages will not be permitted at the Jerry F. Costello Lock & Dam in Modoc, IL (4800 Lock and Dam Road) until the Kaskaskia River returns to a sustainable level. This action is necessary to manage upstream pool levels for commercial navigation and prevent any unnecessary water loss during historically low water conditions. Anyone needing to use the Lock to gather personal property such as hunting or fishing equipment or for any other personal purposes is urged to do so before Monday. At that time, the Mississippi River will only be accessible from the available boat ramps located directly on the main river channel.
  • Update: Recreation Lockage at Costello Lock and Dam

    The Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam no longer requires an altered schedule for recreational lockages. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation during the dry summer months but increasing amounts of rainfall have finally returned things back to normal conditions.   The lower boat ramp at the Lock remains closed until the Mississippi River level at the Chester, IL river gauge reaches 10 feet.
  • Silt build up closes Costello Lock

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, Jerry F. Costello Lock closed to traffic on August 19 when it could no longer close its downstream miter gates due to silt and debris build up on the lock sill and chamber.
  • Corps of Engineers closes locks due to high water

    Due to high water, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers St. Louis District closed Mississippi River Locks 24 in Clarksville and 25 in Winfield, as well as Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam on the Kaskaskia River.