The Senate on Wednesday put aside its partisan differences to extend the federal government’s main water resources law, which promotes investment in port improvements, flood protection, dam and levee projects and environmental restoration.
A storm that dumped about 8 inches of rain on the Superior area in less than 24 hours overwhelmed Faxon Creek and the city’s storm water system. Basements throughout the city flooded, roads, culverts and railroad tracks were washed out and the entire region, including nearby Duluth, Minn., found itself in the middle of a natural disaster.
Repairs at the University of Wisconsin-Superior are nearly complete after June flooding devastated the campus.
Federal low-interest loans for people and businesses that suffered damage during last month’s flooding in northwest Wisconsin have been approved.
A two-year federal transportation bill passed by Congress on Friday spares Wisconsin both a feared $60 million cut and the uncertainty of another short-term extension.
By James Briggs The 90-year-old Waukesha neighborhood where Thomas and Carolyn Beller have lived most of their lives is feeling more rural than it has in decades. College Avenue-Harvey Avenue Area Building Demolition and Flood Mitigation Basin, Waukesha That’s because the Bellers were the lone holdouts as Waukesha bought nine surrounding houses so it could [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State environmental officials are urging people to contact them for advice on repairs after flooding struck western and south-central Wisconsin last month. According to the Department of Natural Resources, people who need to reinstall flood-damaged culverts and bridges can call the agency for immediate advice on culvert sizing and other issues. [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Damage estimates from the past week’s floods are climbing. State emergency management officials said Thursday that 418 homes and 62 businesses have sustained damage, up from 372 homes and 57 businesses on Wednesday. The floods have caused at least $9.1 million in damage to public infrastructure around the state, up from [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin River is dropping, promising relief for the state’s flood-weary south-central section. The river started overflowing its banks on Saturday after heavy rains to the north flowed downstream. The river poured around a levee and flooded low-lying areas in the town of Caledonia, just outside Portage. Dozens evacuated the area. [...]
ORONOCO, Minn. (AP) — The town of Oronoco, 30 miles from the border with Wisconsin, is coping with the loss the main bridge leading into the southeastern Minnesota community. KARE-TV reports The Minnesota Avenue/County Road 18 bridge is now impassable, after the swollen Zumbro River carved its way around the Lake Shady dam and washed [...]