Stateliner Frederick Heuser just took his bout out in the
Heuser says "it took to go up one mile up the river almost two hours, two and a half hours. I got back in a half hour. It's terrible on the river right now."
Sheriff Richard Meyers of Winnebago County says "no was it has to be you know the boats have to go very slow where you're not creating that wake behind you and other words you can't come up to full speed. And plain out it's very slow moving."
The water levels may not start to recede until July 3rd. But the no wake ordinance will likely still be in affect on the river for the Fourth of July.
This could be a problem for Stateliners who plan on taking their boats out on Independence Day.
Sheriff Meyers says "there is a lot of people who love to use the river over the fourth. They come down for the fireworks and we understand that. But the reality is boater safety of the upmost concern more than anything else."
Heuser says after his boating experience today, his Fourth Of July Plans are changing.
Heuser says "I guess I am not going to take it out there that's for sure. Unless I have a big motor. I'm probably going to sit at the shore."
Sheriff Meyers says "the river is always dangerous in it of itself, but when you add flooding conditions, it becomes that much more dangerous."
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