Corps officials announced over the weekend that expedited work to remove rocks near Thebes Illinois will keep that critical 9-foot channel open.
Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers released water from Carlyle Lake down the Kaskaskia River in order to stave off a potential shutdown in early-January.
The release, according to the American Waterways Operators and Waterways Council, Inc, could avoid a complete shutdown until at least mid-January.
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