What can we expect from spring, when it finally arrives?? A combination of heavy snowfall and deeply frozen soil are raising the liklihood of major flooding, according to state experts. Predictions are showing the severe flooding will affect the Portage area if temps rise quickly. Also, cities along the Rock, Fox , Pecatonica and many other state rivers shouldprepare for flooding. By the way, speaking of weather woes...if you live in Deforest, the water utility asks that you continue to run a stream of water. They had planned to stop the request on March 15th, but now have extended it until further notice.