September 18, 2014

Rivers running high following snow melt

Parts of seven rivers in southern Wisconsin were over their banks this morning, while other parts of the Badger State are also reporting high water from melting snow and runoff.

The National Weather Service says there’s major flooding on Spring Creek at Lodi. It was a foot and a half above its flood stage this morning, and forecasters could not say when it would drop below its banks. Moderate flooding is reported at Sheboygan, where the Sheboygan River is over three feet above its flood stage. It’s not expected to drop until early Saturday.

Minor floods have also been reported along the Pecatonica, Fox, Milwaukee, and Sugar Rivers. Turtle Creek near Beloit was also a foot and a half above its banks this morning, with no word on the flooding impact. The Root River in Racine County was expected to flood today, but not for long.

Most rivers with minor flooding are expected to drop back below their banks by this evening.