Record River Crests in Southern Wisconsin (updated 9 am June 28)

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 accumulation Percent of normal precipitation over the last 7 days
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. 

Fulton river hydrograph

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.

Beloit river hydrograph

The next image shows the river crest near Clinton.

Clinton river hydrograph

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.

Flooding in Beloit Flooding in Beloit Flooding in Beloit
Turtle Creek in Beloit  Turtle Creek in Beloit  Turtle Creek in Shopiere (near Beloit)
Flooding in Beloit  Flooding near Clinton   
Turtle Creek in Shopiere (near Beloit)  Turtle Creek near Clinton

For additional river information click here.


NWS Milwaukee/Sullivan

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