Waupaca County rivers hit a major flood stage

Published: Apr. 20, 2019 at 9:58 PM CDT
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The Embarrass River in Waupaca County hit a major flood stage Friday, measuring at 11.89 feet.

According to The National Weather Service the river was five feet above flood stage.

“We got a lot more snow this winter than we did last period or last winters," Employee of Badger Tap Ryan Korth said. "I think it was 1996 was the last time it flooded this bad.”

Korth works at a bar in the Village of Embarrass just blocks away from the flooded park.

“The rain contributed to it plus up north they still have about half a inch to an inch of snow," Korth said. "A couple of inches of snow up there, so it’s coming all down here.”

The Behnke bridge also closed because the waters were too high for drivers.

“I haven’t seen it like this and I've lived here like all my life and I've never seen it this high," Resident Draven Neville said.

“I remember yesterday we were up at the park and it was almost all the way to the baseball field.” Resident Ryan Gauthier said.

They said the river isn't as high as it was on Friday.

Saturday The National Weather Service said it's at a moderate flood stage.

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