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Flooding concerns rise as rain falls and snow melts


As the snow melts, and rain falls, flooding becomes a concern.
In fact, some backyards in Wood County have already seen waters rise.

"It was all the way up to the fence post to the road level," said Jammie Schiller. "Both sides of the ditch on the driveway were really up to the top."

Jammie Schiller describes the flooding near her home in Pittsville.
"We had put the horses in the night before kind of preparing for what was to come if it was going to jam up and flood it up again," said Schiller. "And it was about 15 feet from our shed."

Flood waters threatened her neighborhood on Wednesday. By Thursday, the water has returned to the Yellow River.
Fortunately, the property suffered only minor damage.

Emergency management officials say some flooding is normal this time of the year.

Flooding has closed one road in Wood County. But officials there say they're not too concerned about flooding becoming a major problem.

But it's not the same in other parts of the state. Floodwaters are up in Pepin County. The Chippewa River is expected to crest in Durand Thursday night.

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