Rock County Sheriff's Office posts slow/no-wake on Rock River

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Gazette staff
Monday, March 31, 2014

JANESVILLE--The Rock County Sheriff's Office has announced that the northern and central portions of the Rock River are under slow/no-wake restrictions.

U.S. Geological Survey gauges show water levels on Lake Koshkonong were at 8.16 feet Monday, and the river level at Afton was 6.79 feet.

A county ordinance requires slow/no-wake to be set on the northern part of the river when water levels exceed 8 feet at Lake Koshkonong and at the central part of the river when waters exceed 6.5 feet at Afton.

Sheriff's deputies will begin placing slow/no-wake signs along the river at all public access points between the south end of Lake Koshkonong and the Beloit-Rock Townline Road bridge. The restrictions will remain in effect until the sheriff's office lifts them.

There is no slow/no-wake posting for southern portion of the Rock River between the Townline Road bridge and the state line. The county ordinance only requires slow/no-wake postings south of the Townline Road bridge when waters reach 8.5 feet at Afton.

Lake Koshkonong itself does not fall under the slow/no-wake orders.

Last updated: 3:05 pm Monday, March 31, 2014

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