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Flood forecast in Portage


 PORTAGE (WKOW) --  The National Weather Service has issued a flood forecast for the Wisconsin River in Portage. 

The Wisconsin River is expected to reach Major Flood stage at Portage (19 feet) by 7:00 PM Monday April 11th 2011. The River is forecast to crest at 19.5 feet on April 12th 2011 at 7:00AM.

Flooded roads will be expected in the Blackhawk Park area, and CTH "V" in the River Oaks Rd area in the town of Dekorra.  People who live in low lying areas along the Wisconsin River are encouraged to take appropriate actions.

Sand Bags and sand will be available at the Columbia County Hwy Shop at 338 West Old Hwy 16, Wyocena WI. A Huber inmate crew will be available to help fill and load sand bags.

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