Kickapoo hits flood stage, expected to drop quickly

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Debris that washed up from the Sept. 12 storms and flash flooding sits at the canoe landing along Plum Creek Road in rural Wauzeka, as the foggy Kickapoo River waters rose to the riverbank edge by Monday morning, Sept. 23, around 7:30 a.m. (Photo by Correne Martin)

 

The Kickapoo River continued to rise in Crawford County due to rains of the past several days.

At Soldiers Grove, the river crested at 12.35 feet on Sept. 22, according to the National Weather Service. Minor flood stage at Soldiers Grove is 13 feet. The river is expected to drop relatively fast.

At Gays Mills, the Kickapoo crested at 13.5 feet on Sept. 23. Flood stage at Gays Mills is 13 feet. The river is expected to recede quickly.

At 7:45 a.m., the river was at 12.35 feet on Sept. 23 in Steuben. It is expected to reach 12.6 feet on Sept. 23-24 and then drop quickly. Flood stage at Steuben is 12 feet. At 12 feet, water starts to affect businesses and residences and minor flooding affects lowlands and lower roads.

The Mississippi River at McGregor reached 14.33 feet on Sept. 22. It was at 14.17 feet at 7:45 a.m. on Sept. 23 and is expected to continue to drop. Flood stage at McGregor is 16 feet.

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