Severe Weather Update: Beaver Dam River One Foot Below Flood Stage

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam River at Beaver Dam is just over a foot below flood stage. The National Weather Service says the south branch of the Rock River at Waupun is also around one foot short of flooding. Dodge County and most of the listening area is under a Flash Flood Watch through tomorrow morning at 7am. A Flash Flood Warning is in effect in southeastern Fond du Lac County, southern Sheboygan County and northern Sauk County during that timeframe as well while Green Lake and Marquette counties are under a Flood Warning.

The highest rainfall totals from Sunday night were recorded around Port Washington. Over nine inches of rain flooded several streets, caused a beach to be covered in water, and turned a condo building’s parking lot into a pool.

Roads around Saukville continue to feel the impact of Sunday nights rains. Portions of Highway 33 west of the village and other local roads remain closed due to flood waters and their damage.

Sunday night’s rainfall causing headaches across Washington County were rainfall totals ranged from four to over seven inches. The sheriff’s office says they responded to over 50 calls related to the heavy rains and its impact on the roads.

Problems have persisted on I-43 in the Grafton area, where flooding has shut down parts of the interstate at times Monday.

Portions of Highway 14 in Dane County remain closed due to flooding, along with roads in downtown Madison.

U-W Credit Union is collecting donations for flood victims after last week’s record-breaking rainfall. Officials say U-W Credit Union will donate 25-thousand dollars to organizations supporting flood relief, in addition to accepting donations online and in branch locations. Members can donate directly from their accounts through online banking. Donations from nonmembers can be made at any U-W Credit Union branch location. Officials with the credit union says all proceeds will go to the Salvation Army and the American Red Cross, with 100 percent of the donations going to flood relief efforts.