Governor Doyle is appealing to a “higher authority” today when it comes to spring flooding.
With spring rains already causing flooding concerns across southern Wisconsin, the governor says he's watching the situation closely. Speaking this morning to a statewide conference on emergency management, Doyle said “God help us” that the flooding isn't as bad as last year.
Doyle says last year's record flooding in southern Wisconsin gave emergency management personnel valuable experience, so they are more prepared if there's a repeat of the devastation this spring.
Doyle also responded to complaints from residents around Crystal and Fish Lake in northwestern Dane County, who are upset that the DNR hasn't acted quickly enough to allow water to drain into the Wisconsin River. The governor says he has asked staff to look into the issue, and it is a situation they are watching.