No wake restriction lifted in Winnebago County - – Rockford’s News Leader

No wake restriction lifted in Winnebago County


The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has lifted the no wake restriction from the Rock River just in time for the weekend.

The river north of the State Street Bridge has been reopened for normal recreational use. However, the river south of State Street to the Fordam Dam is still a closed area due to a missing safety cable at the dam, which was damaged during recent flooding.

River users should exercise caution because a lot of debris has been deposited in the river from recent flooding. That debris may still be present and pose a hazard since it may not be detectable from the water's surface.

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