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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has lifted restrictions Oct. 1 for boating and other water-related recreational activities on the Fox River in Kane County.The river had been closed since mid-September due to high water levels, which have since receded.To view the latest river closure information, visit the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Sept. 13 the Fox River in Kane County is closed for boating and other recreational water activities due to high water levels.Due to the recent rainfall, the high Fox River water levels, swift current, floating debris, submerged structures and piers have created conditions significantly hazardous to navigate. The conditions also are treacherous for emergency service personnel called upon to rescue people involved in boating mishaps.The Fox River will remain closed until further notice from the state. The Geneva Fire Department appreciates the public's cooperation for adhering to the safety warning.