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Rising waters has some Sauk Co. residents relocating


BARABOO (WKOW) -- Sauk County Emergency Management is asking residents to relocate to higher ground as floodwater is expected to rise.

It's impacting people along Levee Rd. and Plummer's Grove in the Town of Fairfield, near Lake Delton.

Emergency Management reports water levels are expected to rise to 19 feet 6 inches or higher over the next few days and maintain that level for several days.

The earthen berm system is unstable at this time and Department of Natural Resource personnel monitoring the situation are unsure what could happen due to the rising water. Roads are expected to become water covered and first responders may be unable to reach residents in this area to render aid.

Levee Rd. has been closed from Highway T in Sauk County through Columbia Co.

Residents can call for Salvation Army at 608-356-4895 if they need sheltering.

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