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River flows set records for February

River flows set records for February

A STEADY RAIN was falling Tuesday at Boscobel’s Wisconsin River boat landing. Rain and melting snow from last week’s record high temperatures have combined to set high flow records throughout the L...


POSTED March 1, 2017 10:44 a.m.

Flows along the Lower Wisconsin State Riverway from the dam at Prairie du Sac to Bridgeport set record highs this week thanks to melting snows and rare February rainstorms, both locally and upstream.

“We’re experiencing unprecedented flows for February and have been setting records for days,” Mark Cupp, executive director of the Lower Wisconsin Riverway Board, said Monday. “It’s at 50,000 cubic feet per second at the Prairie du Sac dam, which is unheard of. It’s peaked at Castle Rock Lake, but if warm weather returns and we get more snow melt, all bets are off.”


For the complete article, please see the March 2, 207 issue of the Boscobel Dial.

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