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INFORMATION: Restrictions for the ROCK RIVER for Sunday, July 4th, 2010 7/2/10

Winnebago County Sheriff's OfficeNews Media Release  News  Release Number                2010-027
 Information:  Restrictions for the ROCK RIVER for Sunday, July 4th, 2010 
 Date: July 2, 2010  Time:  3:00 PM       Page 1   of  1

 Narrative:  Sheriff Richard A. Meyers announces the following restrictions for the Rock River on Sunday, July 4, 2010: The current “NO WAKE ZONE” for the entire Rock River north of the Riverside bridge in Winnebago County is still in effect.  Effective at 5:00 PM Sunday, July 4th, there will be a “NO WAKE ZONE” in effect from the Whitman Street Bridge south to the Fordam Dam until Midnight.  From 6:00 PM Sunday, July 4th, there will be a “NO WAKE ZONE” in effect at Shorewood Park for a tentative Ski Broncs Show until 9:00 PM.  Effective from 9:00 PM 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. There will be a “NO WAKE ZONE” in effect from 9:00 PM until midnight for the entire Rock River in Winnebago County north of the Whitman Street Bridge. After midnight, the previous “NO WAKE ZONE” for the entire Rock River north of the Riverside bridge in Winnebago County will remain in effect. The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind all boaters to operate in a safe manner over the holiday weekend.  The Sheriff’s Department will have several boats 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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