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Flood Warning for the Kickapoo

Flood Warning for the Kickapoo

A Flood Warning continues until Sunday afternoon.

July 6, 2024 10:39 AM CDT

By: Jo Ann Krulatz

A Flood Warning continues through tomorrow afternoon (Sunday) for the Kickapoo River at Viola affecting Richland and Vernon Counties, and at Gays Mills affecting Crawford County. Recent rains have produced minor flooding along the Kickapoo River at Viola and Gays Mills. At 7:50 this morning (Saturday) the stage was 13.8 feet. Bankfull stage is 13 feet. The river is expected to rise to a crest of 14 feet this afternoon. Flood stage is 14.0 feet. It will then fall below flood stage this evening.

Take precautions when in the area: Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Motorists should not attempt to drive around barricades or drive cars through flooded areas.

Additional river and weather information is available at weather.gov/lacrosse.

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