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Fox River Navigational System Authority
In 2004, the Fox River Navigational System Authority (FRNSA) was created to oversee the management of the Fox River Locks. As specified in Chapter 237, Wisconsin Statutes, the Authority's primary mission is to repair, rehabilitate, operate and maintain the locks system. Additional information regarding FRNSA can be found behind the "Who We Are" link above.
August 22, 2014
The replacement parts have been fitted to the Menasha Lock lower right gate and the lock is fully operational. Boaters may notice water spraying along the gate quoin. (masonry wall corner blocks) This is normal during the final adjustment process that will continue for the next week. Boaters may also notice a change in operations as alternate sides of the lock gates will now be used for lockages.
Because repairs disrupted the normal season schedule, officials will keep some of the system opened later into the fall, Normally, the locks would close Oct. 5, but boaters can go through the Menasha, De Pere and Little Rapids locks free of charge during the weekends of Oct. 11 and Oct. 18.
Wisconsin DNR Environmental Analysis
The WDNR must approve the proposed Rapide Croche boat transfer plans prior to construction. The DNR has prepared an environmental analysis to evaluate this proposal. Public comments on the environmental analysis will be accepted until September 15, 2014. There will also be a public meeting and hearing held at Liberty Hall, 800 Eisenhower Dr., Kimberly, WI 54136 from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M on August 27, 2014. The environmental analysis and news release are available at the links below.
2014 Season Locks Operation Schedule
2014 Lake Winnebago and Connecting Waterways Events Calendar
Locks System Restoration Leads to Staffing Changes