While the River Island Marina is not the first marina to be affected by River flooding, high water events tend impact the Marina as it does other marinas on the Slough.
At a River level of 20.5 there may be a couple of inches of water on the low spots of the road into the Marina. Wilson Road typically is not completely covered in water until the River reaches 23-24 feet. The River at normal pool is 15-16 feet.
The River Island Marina does not expect its members to have to drive through even a couple of inches of water to reach the Marina and their boats (and it is unlikely that St. Charles County will correct the problems with Wilson Road). Therefore, we have developed the Marina Access Program. The Program was developed to reimburse our members for the cost of slip rental, covered storage, or base membership in the event of the inability to access the Marina due to flood water on Wilson Road.
Period Covered: May 1, 2019 through October 31, 2019
Benefit Provided: For each day the River level is at or above 20.5 feet (as recorded by NOAA on the Grafton, Illinois gauge), the member will be reimbursed based on the following:
20’ slip $6.05
28’ slip $8.70
30’ slip $9.15
Covered Storage $4.35
Base Membership $2.90
For example, if the Grafton gauge indicated a reading of 20.5 feet or higher on 23 days over the course of the boating season, the member with a 20 foot slip will be reimbursed at the daily rate of $6.05, or $139.15. A member with a 28 foot slip would be reimbursed $200.10, and a 30 foot slip member $210.45. Covered storage and base members would be reimbursed $100.05 and $66.70 respectively.
All reimbursements will be applied to (deducted from) next year’s membership and slip fees. Reimbursements will only be made to accounts that are current and upon receipt of a completed Membership Agreement.
Cost: There is no cost to members with annual slip, storage, or membership agreements.