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Slow/no-wake order lifted from portion of Rock River

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Gazette staff
July 15, 2014

JANESVILLE—A slow/no-wake order has been lifted on the portion of the Rock River from Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge to the state line, Sheriff Robert Spoden said in a news release.

According to U.S. Geological Survey gauges in Afton, the water level for the Rock River is 8.49 feet. County ordinance allows for a suspension of a slow/no-wake order when water levels are below 8.5 feet in Afton for that portion of the Rock River, according to the written release.

Slow/no-wake orders in Afton for the portion of the Rock River from Lake Koshkonong to the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge and for the lake itself remain in effect, said Rock County Sheriff's Office Captain Jude Maurer.

Maurer said county ordinances require a slow/no-wake speed restriction when water levels are higher than 8 feet on Lake Koshkonong and 6.5 feet in Afton for the portion of the Rock River extending from Indianford to the Beloit Rock Town Line Road Bridge.

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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