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Wolf River flooding in Shiocton

Posted: 7:35 PM, Apr 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-21 15:01:12Z
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SHIOCTON, Wis. — Water levels on the Wolf River are putting yards, fields, and parking lots underwater, and the Village of Shiocton is seeing the effects.

"It's just an average spring for us, you know, here," said Dick Wickesberg, the owner of River Rail Bar & Grill on the Wolf River.

He told us he isn't too concerned about the water levels.

"They may be a tad higher, but the water here, you know, the river comes over the banks in certain areas of the village," said Wickesberg.

He said once the river hits the bank, it typically flows west towards New London and the low lying areas.

Nick, a resident of Shiocton told us the water really started to rise Friday night and Saturday.

"Every spring she floods like that," Nick said.

He added that he isn't worried about the water touching any of his buildings, but that the flooding is worse than usual.

"When you live along the river, have a business along the river, it's pretty much an average spring, you know, little bit, maybe, little bit extra, but it's pretty much average," added Wickesberg.

He said he's hoping for a dry forecast.

"If we have a little rain, if we have a lot of rain, you know, could get a little worse. You know, could have a problem then, but let's keep our fingers crossed that we don't have that issue," said Wickesberg.