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WI River flood potential

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WAUSAU (WAOW)--With warm temperatures, comes melting ice. That has officials at Wisconsin Valley Improvement Company monitoring the flow of water on the Wisconsin River. WVIC regulates the flow of water, through a system of reservoirs and dams, on the river.

  WVIC Vice President of Operations, Sam Morgan says, " This week and next we are expecting melting and an increase, but nothing near flood level."

  Still, safety experts send out a reminder to use caution on the water, especially around dams, where the current can move extremely fast. Also, water temperatures can cause hypothermia within minutes, should you fall in.

  This year marks the 100th  anniversary of some of the most devastating flooding in Marathon County. In 1912, high waters took out bridges and electricity in the city.

  For more information:  www.wvic.com  

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