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Starved Rock Lock and Dam

Starved Rock Lock and Dam

Starved Rock State Park

This photograph was taken from the top of Starved Rock in La Salle County. The section of the Illinois River behind the dam is referred to as the Starved Rock Pool; the Peoria Pool is below the dam. Gates in the dam are raised and lowered appropriately to manipulate water levels above and below the dam to maintain a navigation waterway Photograph by K.E. Barr.