Flood Warning for Baraboo River



MADISON (WKOW) -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Baraboo River near Baraboo.

At 8 p.m. Thursday, the stage was 14.4 feet. Flood stage is at 16.0 feet. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage Thursday night and crest near 20.1 feet Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has also issued a flood watch through Friday morning, May 4, 2018, for Dane, Iowa, Columbia, Sauk, Marquette, Green Lake, Dodge, Crawford, Richland and Grant counties in the WKOW viewing area. Most of southern Wisconsin has received 1-3 inches of rain over the past 48 hours and with another 1-2 inches expected tonight, low-lying areas may experience flooding.

If you see water covering a road, you won't know how deep it is, especially at night, so find an alternate travel route. Small creeks and streams can also rise quickly during a downpour, so avoid these areas if they become impassable.

For more on this story: http://www.wkow.com/story/38108261/2018/05/03/flood-watch-issued-for-most-of-southern-wisconsin-through-friday-morning

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