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Monday, June 16, 2008

Sauk County's rivers are finally on the way down

According to the National Weather Service's Baraboo River Web site, the river crested at 25.95 feet high at about 12:30 a.m. Friday and had fallen to 23.8 feet high by 10 a.m. Sunday morning. It is projected to fall below the flood stage of 16 feet high by early Wednesday morning, the forecasters estimate.

Sauk County has "turned the corner," said Keith Tueit, a spokesman for the Sauk County Emergency Operations Center. Officials, emergency workers and community members are beginning the effort to recover from its effects.

In areas like Rock Springs, where there was deep flooding, utilities have been restored and community members are returning to their homes.

"The water levels have dropped, they are able to get in and begin pumping basements and restore some level of normalcy," Tueit said.
The fam and I went to the Dells yesterday to help out by spending some money – we played mini-golf (two holes-in-one, thank you very much) and went on a Duck tour.

If you've never ridden a Wisconsin Duck, do yourself a favor and do so. It's a great way to spend an hour,'d have to go to a Burri family reunion to hear jokes worse than the ones the driver told.