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  • Repairs on our Dam starting soon!

    ComED has started to bring equipment to fix two of the four gates.  They will be replacing hydraulic with electric on these two gates. http://www.rrstar.com/news/20181022/helicopter-to-haul-rockford-dam-repair-equipment-for-hours-tuesday-morning

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    Sheriff just called and the river is going back to closed to recreational boating. However if someone needs to take their boat to a boat ramp at no-wake level they are still legal. About available boat ramps. River keys Riverview Ice House South ramp only. North ramp is Chained and the old Coast Guard building just north of Auburn Street on the east side. Harlem Sportscore and Martin Park are all unusable. There is also a boat ramp on the north side of Latham Bridge on the east side. Looks [...]

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    River Dam Update! 9/4/18

    The DNR has closed the river to all boat traffic. Please do not operate your boats at this time. The sheriff has fully opened three gates and the dam is at 87% drain capacity.

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    Labor Day Update

    September 3, 2018
    Labor Day Update

    The dam was closed late last night due to extremely low water just north of the dam. Boats that were downtown were starting to hit the bottom of the river. An additional 2-3 inches of ran fell overnight and at this point, the dam isnt going to help much. The sheriff, Gary Caruana, has been extremely helpful in managing the dam over the last few days. Thank you for your help. Please secure your docks and boats due to projected river heights. [...]

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    Labor Day Weekend Rains

    Heavy Rains this weekend have risen the level of the river to 8.4 feet at Latham.  This places us in a no-wake until it drops below 8 ft.  Please do not produce a wake and keep our river properties from damage.

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    Water levels continue to rise with more rain expected in the next few days including heavy rains up river. Please check your boats and docks. http://rockriverhomeowners.org/mobile.htm

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    Check out Steve Lucas' interview with WIFR on necessary repairs to the dam. http://www.wifr.com/content/news/Locals-plead-for-repairs-to-Fordam-dam-483266951.html

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    Broken Dam Rockford May Update

    Check out what's going on with our Dam! Click Here

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    Save Pee Island Petition

    Please sign the Petition http://rockriverhomeowners.org/index.php/save-pee-island/

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    Pee Island off Limits?

    I just found out that The Village of Machesney Park plans to vote to close Pee Island located at William's Park on Monday, April 16th 2018 at 5:45 PM.  The Administration plans to vote to ban all boats from landing on Pee Island.  We ask for anyone who is uses Pee Island to visit the Machesney Park Village Hall at 300 Roosevelt Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115 at the time of the meeting to show your support to keep Pee Island open to boats.

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