River Statement
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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HYDROLOGIC STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI
937 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

...A STATEMENT CONCERNING THE KICKAPOO RIVER FROM ONTARIO
DOWNSTREAM THROUGH READSTOWN AND SOLDIERS GROVE...AND ALSO FOR
THE WISCONSIN RIVER AT CASTLE ROCK DAM...

RAINFALL TONIGHT LOOKS TO ADD TO WATER LEVELS ACROSS PARTS OF
SOUTHWEST INTO CENTRAL WISCONSIN. FOR THE KICKAPOO RIVER...WATER
LEVELS LOOK TO RISE A COUPLE OF FEET...AND MAY APPROACH BANKFULL
IN A FEW PLACES.

FOR THE WISCONSIN RIVER...SNOWMELT UPSTREAM IN CONCERT WITH THIS
RAINFALL WILL KEEP FLOW RELEASES HIGHER THAN NORMAL ALL THROUGH THE
COMING WEEK.

THE LATEST FORECAST THINKING IS PROVIDED BELOW...

FOR THE KICKAPOO RIVER...
AT ONTARIO...THE STAGE SUNDAY EVENING WAS 8.77 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS
16 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR 9.5 FEET BY MONDAY
MORNING.

AT LA FARGE...THE STAGE SUNDAY EVENING WAS 3.69 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS
12 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO REACH CREST NEAR 5.50 FEET ON
MONDAY.

AT VIOLA...NO OBSERVED STAGE WAS AVAILABLE...BUT THE RIVER IS E
ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 9.5 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 14 FEET. THE RIVER IS
FORECAST TO RISE TO NEAR 11.5 FEET BY TUESDAY MORNING.

AT READSTOWN...THE STAGE SUNDAY EVENING WAS 5.38 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS
11 FEET. THE RIVER IS FORECAST TO CREST NEAR 8 FEET ON TUESDAY.

AND AT SOLDIERS GROVE...NO OBSERVED STAGE WAS AVAILABLE...BUT THE
RIVER IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 8 FEET. FLOOD STAGE IS 13 FEET. THE
RIVER IS FORECAST TO RISE TO BETWEEN 10 AND 10.5 FEET BY TUESDAY.

FOR THE WISCONSIN RIVER...
AT CASTLE ROCK DAM...THE FLOW THIS EVENING WAS 13471 CFS. FLOODING
BEGINS AT 30000 CFS. THE FLOW WILL REMAIN STEADY NEAR 13500 CFS
THROUGH THE ENTIRE WEEK. FLOW IS EXPECTED TO DIMINISHED TO LESS THAN
10000 CFS NEXT WEEKEND.

FOR THIS...AND A WEALTH OF OTHER RIVER AND WEATHER INFORMATION...
VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT  WEATHER.GOV/LACROSSE

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