Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
855 AM CDT SAT MAR 15 2014

...ICE JAMS POSSIBLE ON THE LOWER REACHES OF MANY RIVERS THE NEXT
FEW DAYS...

ICE JAMS WERE ALREADY OCCURRING ON GRANT RIVER AND LITTLE PLATTE
RIVERS IN GRANT COUNTY WISCONSIN. THE ICE JAM ON THE GRANT RIVER
PUSHED THE WATER LEVEL TO ABOVE FLOOD STAGE AT THE HIGHWAY N
BRIDGE NEAR BURTON WISCONSIN. THE JAM ON THE LITTLE PLATTE RIVER
HAS CLOSED OAK ROAD NORTH OF DICKEYVILLE WISCONSIN.

ONGOING SNOWMELT HAS CREATED RISES ON THE TRIBUTARY RIVERS ACROSS
THE AREA. THE LOWER REACHES OF MANY OF THESE RIVERS WHERE THEY
APPROACH THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER REMAIN COVERED WITH ICE. AS THE
INCREASING FLOW AND ANY ICE FROM UPSTREAM MOVE TOWARD THE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER...ADDITIONAL ICE JAMS ARE POSSIBLE WHERE THE
FLOW SLOWS DOWN AND ENCOUNTERS THE THICKER ICE STILL COVERING THE
RIVERS.

SOME RIVERS WHERE THE LOWER REACHES ARE SUBJECT TO ICE JAMMING
INCLUDE THE TURKEY AND UPPER IOWA IN NORTHEAST IOWA...THE
ROOT...WHITEWATER AND ZUMBRO IN SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...AND THE
BUFFALO...TREMPEALEAU AND BLACK RIVERS IN WESTERN WISCONSIN.

IF YOU NOTICE AN ICE JAM AND RISING OR HIGH WATER FROM AN ICE
JAM...RELAY YOUR REPORT TO LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SO THEY MAY TAKE
PROPER ACTIONS TO PROTECT PUBLIC SAFETY.

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