Published 2019-10-05 by Snoflo
Preciptation causing rivers to flood across Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota as precipitation runoff continues from the latest storm systems. Rivers in Wisconsin like the Pecatonica River At Martintown and Tomorrow River Near Nelsonville are at flood levels, and surpassing averages with the Pecatonica River At Martintown rising by over 1090.0cfs over the past 24 hours alone. Floods can have devastating effects on communites randing from property damage and crop destruction, to loss of life and the rise of waterborne illnesses.
Illinois has not been spared, as precipitation runoff has caused some rivers to rise by 11.73%. The Des Plaines River At Russell was flowing at 905cfs earlier this morning, notably above its average of 103.413082489cfs. The Pecatonica River Nr Shirland has also been flowing at highs, as the river depth inched past 15.22ft and flows reached 13800cfs.
We've also seen Minnesota rivers on the rise over the past day with over 6 river gauges across the state at or above flood stage. Rivers like the Snake River Near Pine City are above 7.1ft (5830cfs), having risen by over 1540.0cfs over the past 24 hours. Although floods are common natural disasters, they can effect millions of people with devastating consequences to farming as well infrastructure.