Lock usage totals announced for 2016 season

Posted on Oct 11, 2016 by

Despite the closure of the Menasha lock, usage on the entire lock system remains strong with the DePere and Little Kaukauna locks seeing the bulk of 2016 traffic. The Menasha lock was closed at the request of the DNR on 9.3.15 due to finding the invasive round goby in the Fox River. At this point, the Fox River Navigational System Authority is working to proactively create a plan that keeps the locks open and control invasive species.

Lock traffic for the 2016 season are as follows:

2016 2015
LOCK Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/kayak Lockages Craft Passengers Canoe/kayak
DePere 1,540 2,519 11,238 129 1,344 2,098 8,564 12
Little Kaukauna 1,087 1,453 6,186 0 755 1,144 4,865 8
Menasha* 0 0 0 0 1,268 1,897 6,999 90
Appleton 1-4 332 124 449 38 387 188 724 171
Cedars 110 122 464 0 89 122 485 0
Totals 3,069 4,218 18,337 167 3,843 5,449 21,457 281
*Menasha lock remains closed at the request of the DNR due to finding round gobies in the Fox River. In 2015, the Menasha lock was closed 9.3 at the request of the DNR.

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