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A new water hazard on the golf course

Geese swim past a disc golf basket Monday afternoon at Lowell Park in Dixon.
Geese swim past a disc golf basket Monday afternoon at Lowell Park in Dixon.

It looks like disc golfers are going to have to trade their tennies and shorts for high-waders if they want to play all nine holes of the new course at Lowell Park, which opened in September. Recent rains that have made autumn more wet and soggy than dry and crisp have sent area river levels up. The Rock River at Dixon has been inching up in recent days, according to the National Weather Service, going from 13.7 feet Friday to 16.49 feet Monday – slightly above the flood stage of 16 feet. It’s forecast to stay at 16.4 feet for the next week. Over in Como, the river’s risen from 11 feet Friday to 14.1 feet Monday, nearly 2 feet above the flood stage of 12.5 feet. After some bursts of rain today and Wednesday, things should dry out for the next week or so.

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