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No-wake rules considered on Wis. River through the Upper Dells

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Emergency no-wake rules are getting another look for a popular stretch of the Wisconsin River.

The Natural Resources Board is considering no-wake for the 3,700-foot stretch of river that winds through the Upper Dells, sandstone rocks and hidden canyons that line the river.

That stretch has no speed limit, even though jet tour boats, passenger boats, kayaks and canoes use the area heavily.

Department of Natural Resources officials say large boats moving fast create waves that rebound off the river bank and create dangerous conditions for small crafts.

The board is scheduled to take up the rule at a meeting Wednesday in Green Bay.

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