Thu May 16, 2013
Limited Navigation Resumes Through Marseilles Dam
Limited navigation through the Marseilles Lock and Dam has resumed following the elevation of the navigational pool by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
According to the Unified Command, The Marseilles pool was elevated to its navigable level late Wednesday afternoon.
The Coast Guard continues to enforce a Regulated Navigation Area from the Marseilles Lock at mile marker 244.6 to the Gum Creek Light and Daymark at mile marker 247.8.
The Dam was damaged April 18 when seven barges broke loose from a tow during the flooding.
Meanwhile, Marseilles households that suffered damage in last month's river flooding will be receiving $150 payouts. The money comes from relief funds donated at the Marseilles Bank.
The Ottawa Times reports about $33,000 to $34,000 has been received so far.
Senator Durbin visits hard-hit Marseilles