Western Wisconsin really got nailed by heavy rains over the weekend. La Crosse got over five inches of rain in 24 hours. That kind of rain used to be associated with subtropical states like Florida. I don't remember Wisconsin getting those kinds of torrential rains before the summer of 2007. Since then, we've gotten them almost every year (with the exception of 2009, if I recall correctly). Gays Mills has finally taken the hint and is looking into relocating to higher ground.
We are extremely fortunate not to face the serious river flooding that many other Midwestern states have suffered this Spring. It's too bad we can't build some kind of giant storm sewer system to divert all that surplus water to the parched western states. Too expensive to get it across the Rockies, I'm sure.
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