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NOTICE: CLOSED – Town of Armenia Boat Landing and Fishing Pier

Due to significant damage caused by ice shoves, Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPCO) has closed the town of Armenia boat landing (located at 10th and 19th streets) and adjacent fishing pier until further notice.

The ice shoves have severely damaged the boat landing’s rip-rap, pushed boat ramp planks upward and completely removed the fishing pier’s support foundation. In addition to the damage to the boat ramp and fishing pier, approximately 600 feet of shoreline stabilization will need to be replaced.

The boat landing and fishing pier are the only two recreation amenities to be closed. WRPCO strongly urges recreation users to exercise caution if using the adjacent shoreline, as rip-rap there has also been damaged by the ice shoves.

Recreation users are able to use the Juneau County Wilderness Park Boat Landing located approximately two-and-a-half miles to northeast of the boat landing. A figure outlining the route is included for your reference.

The boat landing and fishing pier are anticipated to remain closed throughout the recreation season while WRPCO obtains necessary local, state and federal approvals to make repairs. WRPCO will post updates on when repairs will be complete.

Rerouted boat landing

The WRPCO FERC Hydroelectric Project #1984 is located in Wood, Juneau and Adams Counties in South Central Wisconsin. It is comprised of the Petenwell and Castle Rock Reservoirs. Dams at the reservoirs were completed in the late 1940s and early 1950s.

The project boundary covers 59,000 acres with 40,080 acres of water surface. There are approximately 219 miles of shoreline and approximately 29 miles of shoreline commons area.

  • In the Petenwell Reservoir, there are a total of 25,180 acres of water surface and approximately 12.7 miles of Shoreline Commons Area. The reservoir is the second largest inland body of water in Wisconsin.
  • In the Castle Rock Reservoir, there are a total of 14,900 acres of water surface and approximately 16.3 miles of Shoreline Commons Area. The reservoir is the fifth largest inland body of water in Wisconsin.

Be Safe! Accidents and fatalities that occur near dams can be prevented by using common sense, staying clear of, adhering to warning sirens, signs and barriers, and understand the dangers to be found near them. Make safety your highest priority while recreating near hydroelectric facilities.

Water Levels
4/25/2017 5:10:50 PM CST

Wisconsin River 4‑Hour Change 12‑Hour Change
Petenwell
Head Water Level 922.48 feet -0.01 -0.01
Tail Water Level 883.52 feet +0.05 -0.22
Total Flow 16,150 cfs -19 -1,630
Castle Rock
Head Water Level 881.38 feet -0.02 -0.07
Tail Water Level 851.68 feet -0.02 -0.02
Total Flow 21,921 cfs -20 -25

Data courtesy of Energy Supply and Control