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A third round of heavy rain brings flooding concerns

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MADISON (WKOW) -- May refuses to further the dry trend started by March and April. After a third round of rain in as many days and nights, many areas are water-logged and concerned about rising waterways. 

Rainfall Reports from 'Round Three' (Thursday PM - Friday AM):

  • Richland Center 4.80"
  • Friendship 4.00"
  • De Soto 3.98"
  • Lone Rock 3.74"
  • Sauk City 3.31"
  • Prairie du Sac 3.25"
  • Lodi 3.19"
  • Rock Springs 3.01"
  • Gays Mills 2.82"
  • Reedsburg 2.71"
  • Randolph 2.61"
  • Dodgeville 2.56"
  • Fennimore 2.48"
  • Union Center 2.46"
  • Portage 2.46"
  • Mount Zion 2.43"
  • Green Lake 2.27"
  • Montello 2.18"
  • Baraboo 2.17"
  • Grand Marsh 2.10"
  • Wisconsin Dells 2.08"
  • Dane 2.00"
  • Beaver Dam 1.87"
  • Lancaster 1.85"
  • Boscobel 1.59"
  • Mauston 1.73"
  • Madison 1.46"
  • Middleton 1.25"
  • Watertown .96"
  • Stoughton .95"
  • Darlington .85"
  • Beloit .26"

Many areas from Dane County northward have received a month's worth of rain (or more) in a matter of days. Madison averages 3.55" for the entire month of May, and has already received 3.47" in the first four days! Once again, areas closer to the Wisconsin-Illinois border saw far less rain.

Area rivers, streams, and creeks are on the rise, including the Baraboo River. The National Weather Service says there is lowland flooding in the Reedsburg area. The walking path adjacent to the river in Webb Park and Smith Conservancy is mostly covered with water. The public works yard is also under several inches of water. Moderate flooding is expected near Rock Springs by early Saturday morning. 

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