Chain O' Lakes, Fox River declared no-wake zones

  • With water levels rising after more rain this weekend, the Fox Waterway Agency has declared the Chain O' Lakes and Fox River no-wake zones.

      With water levels rising after more rain this weekend, the Fox Waterway Agency has declared the Chain O' Lakes and Fox River no-wake zones. Paul Valade | Staff Photographer, 2007

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 5/26/2019 6:05 PM

With rainfall continuing to push water levels near flood stages, the Fox River and Chain O' Lakes was declared no-wake zones for boaters Sunday and perhaps beyond, the Fox Waterway Agency announced.

The agency also issued a debris warning for those who take to the water on what's traditionally one of the most popular boating weekends of the year.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

According to the National Weather Service, the Fox River in Algonquin was at 9.3 feet Sunday morning, just below the minor flood level of 9.5 feet. It's expected to rise to 9.9 feet by Tuesday before cresting and receding later in the week.

At the Stratton Lock and Dam in McHenry, the river was measured Sunday at 4.27 feet, which is minor flood level. In New Munster, Wisconsin, where the flood level is 12 feet, the river measured at 12.32 feet.

The Fox Water Agency advised boaters to monitor www.foxwaterway.com for updates.

0 Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 
Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.