High river levels delaying work on La Crosse municipal boat landing

High water levels on the Mississippi River are delaying work on La Crosse’s municipal boat landing.

Construction on the landing on Isle la Plume started in May after boaters complained about the landing damaging their trailers.

The city actually fast-tracked the project to make sure the landing was open in time for summer.

However, high water levels interrupted the repairs, putting the project at a stand still until the levels are back to normal.

“They key with anytime you’re building a boat landing or a boat ramp like this is you need it done right. If it’s not done right, you’re going to be right back to the same problem within a very short period of time,” said La Crosse’s Supervisor of Parks, Recreation and Forestry Jay Odegaard.

The $35,000 project is being paid for by user fees at city-owned boat landings.