Heavy rainfall over the past week has resulted in river flooding and areal flash flooding across southeast and south central Wisconsin.
In fact, during this time some areas received over 600% of their normal rainfall. The maps below show the 7 day accumulated precipitation and percent of normal precipitation ending at 7 am June 27th. Click each image for a larger version. For more information on rainfall amounts click here.
|7 Day Total Precipitation
||Percent of Normal Precipitation
Wednesday afternoon the Yahara River at Fulton reached 12.06 feet, the highest crest on record. The river has since fallen below flood stage and bankfull.
In Beloit, Turtle Creek reached a record crest of 13.95 feet Thursday morning and near Clinton Turtle Creek reached 12.85 feet Wednesday afternoon. That's the second highest crest on record near Clinton. Water levels on Turtle Creek are continuing to fall, and are expected to fall below flood stage and bankfull in the next several days. The next image shows the river crest in Beloit.
The next image shows the river crest near Clinton.
Our hydrologist, Brian Hahn, took a few pictures of the flooding on Wednesday. The pictures are shown below. Click each image for a larger version.
For additional river information click here.