MAJOR FLOODING WAS ONGOING ALONG THE CHIPPEW RIVER

By: NOAA
By: NOAA

FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
242 PM CDT SAT SEP 25 2010

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RUSK WI-CHIPPEWA WI-DUNN WI-PIERCE WI-EAU CLAIRE WI-PEPIN WI-
242 PM CDT SAT SEP 25 2010

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN THE TWIN CITIES HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR...
CHIPPEWA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...
EAU CLAIRE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...
PEPIN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...
SOUTHERN DUNN COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...
SOUTHERN PIERCE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN...
SOUTHERN RUSK COUNTY IN NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...

* UNTIL 230 PM CDT WEDNESDAY

* THIS AFTERNOON...MAJOR FLOODING WAS ONGOING ALONG THE CHIPPEW RIVER
IN WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN DUE TO EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY
RAINFALL WEDNESDAY EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...FLAMBEAU...
HOLCOMBE...CORNELL...JIM FALLS...CHIPPEWA FALLS...EAU CLAIRE...
MERIDEAN...DURAN...AND ELLA.

NUMEROUS POINTS ALONG THE CHIPPEWA RIVER WERE REPORTING MAJOR FLOODING
THIS AFTERNOON...WITH INUNDATION OF THE FLOOD PLAIN ALONG THE RIVER
OCCURRING. A CREST IN THE RIVER WAS OBSERVED AT BRUCE THIS MORNING...AND
THIS CREST WILL BE SLOWLY WORKING DOWN THE RIVER OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF
DAYS. IT IS EXPECTED TO REACH EAU CLAIRE TONIGHT AND WILL BE REACHING
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER EARLY NEXT WEEK. RIVER LEVELS THIS HIGH WILL CAUSE
EXTENSIVE FLOODING OF LOW LYING AREAS ALONG THE RIVER.

SEE THE RIVER FLOOD WARNING FOR SPECIFIC FORECAST INFORMATION
AT EAU CLAIRE AND DURAND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

FLOODING IS OCCURRING. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHERE
YOU ARE RELATIVE TO STREAMS...RIVERS...OR CREEKS. CAMPERS AND HIKERS
SHOULD AVOID STREAMS OR CREEKS.


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