‘Slow No Wake’ rules in effect in La Crosse County

Warmer weather may also have you wanting to get out on a boat.

But high water on the Mississippi River and other rivers has ‘slow no wake’ rules in effect in La Crosse County.

The Mississippi River topped 12 feet Tuesday, two feet above the no wake rule threshold in the county.

The Wisconsin DNR defines slow, no wake speed as driving as slowly as possible while still maintaining control.

Boaters are required to keep travel at low speeds when traveling along developed shorelines.

“Obviously there are concerns when the water is this high, the current is running at a very fast pace out there, you’ve got all kinds of debris and different things that are going to be floating down,” said La Crosse Police Sergeant Tom Walsh.

The fine for violating the no-wake rules in the city of La Crosse is $67.

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