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Stratton Lock and Dam: End of season adjustments to operating schedule

The operating schedule of the Stratton Lock and Dam changes beginning Aug. 19.

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File photo of the view of Lake Marie from Barnacle Bob’s on the Chain O’Lakes, where the operating schedule for the Stratton Lock and Dam changes Aug. 19.
Dale Bowman

Changes for the operating schedule for the Stratton Lock and Dam begin Aug. 19.

Here is the word from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources:

IDNR Announces Updated Operating Schedule at Stratton-Bolger Lock and Dam

MCHENRY, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced an updated operating schedule for the William G. Stratton-Thomas A. Bolger Lock and Dam facility on the Fox River in McHenry County for the 2019 navigation season.

To facilitate ongoing construction operations at the Stratton-Bolger facility, beginning Aug. 19, the lock will be closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (with the exception of Labor Day Monday, Sept. 2 and Columbus Day Monday, Oct. 14) through the end of the 2019 navigational season.

Beginning Aug. 19 and continuing through the month of September, IDNR lock tenders will operate the lock on Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until midnight.

For the month of October, IDNR lock tenders will operate the lock on Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The Stratton-Bolger facility is closed for the winter season each year from Nov. 1 through April 30.

Go to https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/WaterResources/Pages/StrattonLockandDam.aspx for more information on the Stratton Lock and Dam.