Genoa Boat Landing & Facilities to Remain Open
May 20, 2021
The Blaske Boat Landing and on-site restroom facilities in Genoa, Wis., will remain open to the public after the June 1 closure of Dairyland Power Cooperative’s Genoa Station #3 (G-3) power plant.
The Blaske Boat Landing is located on the Mississippi River off Hwy. 35 near Genoa, adjacent to Dairyland’s Genoa Site property. The boat landing sees the most traffic of all landings in Pool 9 of the Mississippi River. It is utilized year-around by boating and fishing enthusiasts.
In 2013, Dairyland and the Town of Genoa collaborated to provide a permanent, two-unit restroom facility at the site. The vault-style facility features motion-sensitive lighting for greater efficiency. Both units are handicap accessible, equipped with concrete ramps and handrails in each unit. Dairyland is continuing to support facility upkeep.
G-3 to close on June 1 after 52 years of service
Dairyland announced the retirement of the 345 megawatt, coal-fired power plant in January 2020. G-3 has reliably powered the region for more than five decades. The supercritical facility, which was brought online in June 1969, was designed to be highly efficient and used low sulfur coal delivered by barge. G-3 will be officially retired on June 1; its final day of operation was April 11, 2021.