Sheriff’s Department issues July 4 river restrictions
Online Staff Report
Winnebago County Sheriff Richard Meyers announced the following restrictions for the Rock River for Monday, July 4,:
• From at 6 p.m. to midnight, Monday, July 4, a “No Wake Zone” will be in effect from the Whitman Street bridge south to the Fordam Dam.
• From 6 to 9 p.m., Monday, July 4, a “No Wake Zone” will be in effect at Shorewood Park for a Ski Broncs show.
• From 9 p.m. until the completion of the fireworks display, the Rock River will be “closed” south of the Chestnut Street bridge to the Fordam Dam and from the Morgan Street bridge north to the Fordam Dam.
• A “No Wake Zone” will be in effect from 9 p.m. until midnight for the entire Rock River in Winnebago County north of the Whitman Street bridge.
The Sheriff’s Department will have a patrol presence on the river, and anyone with questions can contact a Sheriff’s Department boat by calling (815) 262-1510.
Calls for service should be directed through the 911 Communication Center at (815) 282-2600, and emergencies should be reported by dialing 911.
As always, caution should be exercised in all areas when using the river.
For current river conditions, and any further updates, contact the Sheriff’s Office at (815) 319-6300, or the Rock River information telephone line at (815) 316-8888.
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