Update on Menasha lock

Posted on Nov 16, 2019 by

The Fox River Navigational System Authority board of directors approved conducting a suite of studies to provide more complete information to the DNR on the behavior of round gobies in an electric barrier environment. This series of studies would provide the following information: Comprehensive information about the round goby’s ability to swim against water velocity at […]

Historic Photo Gallery

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 by

Enjoy some of the historic photos from our archives. If you can identify the location or the date for any of these photos, please send us an email on our contact page.  Enjoy the walk back in time!

Study underway on CO2 barriers

Posted on Nov 15, 2019 by

This summer, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey set up at the closed lock 2 in Kaukauna and conducted a series of studies designed to assess the effects of a carbon dioxide barrier. The team built a large carbon dioxide infusion system and operated it in the closed lock and pond, taking thousands of measurements and […]

Public Meeting Notice

Posted on Nov 14, 2019 by

A meeting of the Board of Directors will be held tomorrow morning via conference call. As this is a public meeting, interested parties will be able to dial into the meeting according to the attached information. The purpose of the call is to review and vote on emergency repairs to Appleton lock 4. PUBLIC MEETING […]

Round Goby facts

Posted on Oct 28, 2019 by

In September of 2015, FRNSA voluntarily closed the Menasha lock at the request of the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to prevent the spread of an invasive fish, the round goby, which was discovered in Little Lake Butte des Morts. The goby is one of 192 invasive species found in Lake Michigan. The invasive species […]

Get the facts: The Menasha barrier part 2

Posted on Oct 14, 2019 by

Many of our customers and concerned citizens have asked specific questions about the proposed electric barrier for the Menasha Lock. We’re answering some of those questions here in order to give you the facts about the propsed project. Where will the barrier be located? The barrier will be constructed immediately downstream of the Menasha lock […]

Dr. S. Timothy Rose, in Memoriam

Posted on Sep 30, 2019 by

It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of our Chairman of the Board, Dr. S. Timothy Rose. Dr. Rose was a passionate and energetic advocate for the lock system and his leadership helped restore the lock system and rescue a national treasure. We will miss his dedication, depth of knowledge of the […]

Get the facts: the Menasha lock barrier

Posted on Sep 30, 2019 by

The proposed electric barrier at the Menasha lock For the last three years, the Fox River Navigational System Augthority (FRNSA) has been the only entity that has been leading the charge to find solutions to open the Menasha lock by seeking out proposals using the best available science and new technology. We have invested more than […]

Fox Locks Timeline: History at a Glance!

Posted on Sep 16, 2019 by

Another fantastic season for the Fox Locks is in the books! Thank you to all of you who traveled through the locks and every year we hope to make improvements in the experience. Many don’t remember that the locks system has not been in operation since the early 1980s, so an entire generation has grown […]

Download our free app!

Posted on Sep 12, 2019 by

Now you can have the lock schedule at your fingertips with our FREE Fox Locks app. Available for Android or iOS platforms, just search “Fox Locks” in your app store on your smartphone. The app includes some great features, and stay tuned because we’re working on giving you the ability to pay lock fees right […]