Flash Flood Watch for West Twin River below the Shoto Dam

MANITOWOC COUNTY, Wis. - UPDATE: Flash Flood Watch canceled for West Twin River in Manitowoc County, other flood warnings/advisories remain in place.

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The National Weather Service in Green Bay has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the West Twin River below the Shoto Dam in Manitowoc County.

This Watch will be in effect through Saturday afternoon. 

According to the National Weather Service at 3:30 p.m. Friday, the emergency manager indicated the water was beginning to overtop the Shoto Dam in Shoto. The river is expected to rise another one to two feet by Saturday morning.  The rising river levels may cause the Shoto Dam to fail.

The nearest town is Shoto from the dam. Leaders with the National Weather Service say people in those low-lying areas below the Shoto Dam should stay on alert to changing conditions, including possible evacuations.

They add people using the West Twin River County Park should be on alert for rapidly rising river levels if the dam fails.

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Local officials are monitoring the dam and will issue a public statement as conditions warrant. 

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