Low water levels causing problems for boaters
LAKE BARRINGTON – Friends Anita Helaszek, Kate Ulbert and Ulbert’s daughter, Kristen Ulbert, like to water ski three to four times a week along a stretch of the Fox River south of the McHenry dam.
Things have become dicey this summer as prolonged drought conditions have brought Fox Waterway levels down.
“If you wipe out outside of the [channel marker] buoys, you’re going to hurt yourself” from striking bottom, said Helaszek, who lives in far western Lake County.
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