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.
Wisconsin DNR Environmental Analysis
Rapide Croche Transfer Station
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.
WDNR Environmental Analysis
August 15, 2014 News Release
Menasha Lock Repair Update
August 20, 2014
Repairs continue on the lower right gate upper hinge assembly of the Menasha Lock. The repair process was developed through discussions with the Army Corps of Engineers, FRNSA staff, and the contractor. This repair is complex and difficult to predict how long it will take. Some of the new pieces needed to be designed and fabricated from scratch. The repair is complicated due to clearances that have changed since the original installation. This requires a part to be removed, re-designed, and reinstalled prior to moving on to the next part. Thanks again for your interest and patience.
2014 Season Locks Operation Schedule
Schedule and other documents are available behind the "Operating Schedule" link above.
A Full Season of Boating Events!
2014 Lake Winnebago and Connecting Waterways Events Calendar
Dianne, from the Menasha Marina, puts together a very thorough calendar of events that focus on boating-related activities in the area. Thanks for sharing this Dianne!
Recent Media Coverage
100K Grant Awarded to Build Fox River Tourism Center
"Open for Season"
Locks System Restoration Leads to Staffing Changes
The Authority is in the final stage of the locks restoration which began in 2006. The Kaukauna locks are scheduled to be finished by May of 2015 and the system, with the exception of the Rapide Croche Boat Transfer, will then begin full operation. The organization is now in transition to accommodate the increased staffing and administration involved in an operating system. Read more ...