(Beaver Dam) City officials in Beaver Dam area bracing for high waters as the Beaver Dam River reaches flood stage. According to the National Weather Service, the river level is right at flood stage. Beaver Dam Director of Utilities Rob Minnema says five of the six gates on the dam are fully open. He says there does not seem to be any major issues with the flow through the city at this point. The Lowell dam downstream is completely open and flowing as much water through as possible. The village has sandbags on the ready since the water level is close to the top of the dam. If there is any more substantial rain, Minnema says the city may have to open the dam further which may require sandbagging for some city residents, primarily along Haskell Street and possibly the Saint Katherine Drexel offices on Mill and South Spring Streets. Sandbags are available at the Beaver Dam Department of Public Works [887-4635] building at 640 South Center Street during the normal hours of 7am to 3:30pm. If an emergency situation arises please call police dispatch at 887-4612 and they will contact the appropriate individuals.
The National Weather Service river levels can be found here: