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High water puts all of Rock River in Rock County under slow/no-wake order

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Gazette staff
July 3, 2014

JANESVILLE—High water has prompted a slow/no-wake order for the entirety of the Rock River in Rock County.

The Rock River is sitting at 9.39 and 8.58 feet respectively, according to U.S. Geological Survey gauges on Lake Koshkonong and in Afton.

County ordinances require a slow/no-wake speed restriction when water levels are above 8 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6 feet in Afton for the portion of the Rock River extending from the lake to the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge, Sheriff Robert Spoden said in a news release.

Additionally, when water levels exceed 8 feet in Afton, ordinances require a slow/no-wake speed restriction to be placed on the portion of the Rock River from Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge to the state line, according to the release. That is why a slow/no-wake order is being placed on the entire river in the county.

Boaters in these designated zones must not travel faster than slow/no-wake speed, the slowest speed at which a motorized watercraft is able to safely navigate.



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