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Flood warnings, updates issued for area rivers

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PORTAGE (WKOW)  --  Officials have updated the flood forecast for the Wisconsin River at Portage.  Columbia County Emergency Management's Patrick Beghin says in a news release that the Wisconsin River is now forecast to crest at 16.2 feet, which is below flood stage.

The National Weather Service has updated the flood forecast for the Baraboo River as well, and has lowered the expected crest to 20 feet, from the previously predicted 23 feet.

The Neenah creek and the Fox River continue to flood.

Beghin says the dams on Mason Lake and in Oxford have both reduced the output of water, so there should soon be a decrease in flow on Neenah Creek. He adds that it may take a number of days before the water starts to drop on the Neenah Creek or the Fox River.

Officials say they will continue to monitor the flooding situation in Columbia County.

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