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NWS issues flood warning for Yellow River


The National Weather Service will have a flood warning active for the Yellow River at Babcock in Wood County until 1:00 a.m. Tuesday. 

Observations from the NWS indicate as of 9:45 p.m. Sunday, April 7, the river had risen to 11.2 feet.  That puts the waterway at it's highest level in the past seven days. 

The Yellow River at Babcock is considered to be at flood stage when water levels rise to 12 feet.

The National Weather Service forecasts the river to reach 12.6 feet by Monday afternoon.  That is considered to be at minor flooding stage.  The waterway is expected to return back below flood stage by Tuesday morning.

According to additional observations from the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service from the National Weather Service, the Big Eau Pleine River near Stratford is currently just under 14'.  That puts the river at near-flood stage.  The Big Eau Pleine is considered to be at flood stage when the water level tops 15.5'. 

The Eau Claire River at Kelly is currently at 5.2' and is also considered to be at near-flood stage.  The waterway is classified as being at flood stage when levels reach 7'. 

Stay with Newsline 9 and Storm Track 9 team of meteorologists for the latest news and information on the potential for flooding this season.



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