| Winnebago County Sheriff's OfficeNews Media Release
|| News Release Number 2011-017
| Information: Rock River “NO WAKE ZONE” Near Construction Site
| Date: 05/27/11
|| Time: 4:00 pm
|| Page 1 of 1
Narrative: Winnebago County Sheriff Richard Meyers announces the establishment of a “NO WAKE ZONE” on the Rock River near the construction site for the new river walk. This no wake zone is along the west bank of the river, behind the Rockford Art Museum, south of the Whitman Street Bridge and north of the Jefferson Street Bridge. The no wake zone extends in an arc along the bank and to a distance of approximately 150 yards out from the west shore along the area of construction. Sheriff’s River Patrol personnel will be patrolling the Rock River over this holiday weekend and will be enforcing this no wake zone, as well as other rules and regulations with regard to operation of watercraft. River users are urged to use caution when operating on the waterways, especially in areas of hazards, construction areas, and no wake zones. 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.