Dane County Land and Water Resources: Tenney Lock to close due to high lake levels and heavy river flows

 Contact: John Reimer, Dane County Land and Water Resources

(608) 224-3612 – reimer.john@countyofdane.com


MADISON, WI – August 23, 2018 – Dane County will be closing Tenney Lock Thursday, August 23 through Sunday, August 26. The historic rainfall totals earlier this week have resulted in high water in the Yahara chain of lakes and heavy flows in the river which creates unsafe conditions for passage through the lock. Conditions will be reevaluated on Sunday to determine if it is safe to reopen the lock for passage.

Boaters are also reminded that a slow-no-wake restriction is in effect for the entire surface of Lakes Mendota, Monona, and Waubesa.

Up-to-date information can be found on the Dane County Land & Water Resources Department website: https://parks-lwrd.countyofdane.com/

About Dane County Land and Water Resources Department

The Dane County Land and Water Resources Department works to protect and enhance Dane County’s natural, cultural, and historic resources. It provides the county’s residents with a broad array of accessible, high quality resource-based recreational services and facilities, and supports residents, communities, local governments and other agencies and organizations in their resource management and protection activities.