Wisconsin officials monitoring dam in wake of flooding

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin emergency management officials say flood waters are beginning to recede in Burlington but thousands are still without power and the Department of Natural Resources is monitoring a dam that sustained damage.

Wisconsin Emergency Management spokeswoman Lori Getter says the Fox River in Burlington is expected to drop out of flood stage by Wednesday.

She says the city is beginning recovery efforts, including gathering information for damage estimates. About 4,000 homes were still without power on Friday and the four bridges spanning the river remain closed.S

he added that the DNR is monitoring a damage has sustained a small amount of damage. She says officials plan to draw down Echo Lake over the next two weeks which should help alleviate pressure on the structure.

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