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Lake Eau Claire expected to crest

Post Date:09/23/2016 10:06 AM

Emergency Management and Parks & Forest Dept. - Update 9/23/16  11:00 AM

With recent heavy rains continuing to impact the Eau Claire River Watershed, water levels along the Eau Claire River below Lake Eau Claire and on Lake Altoona are expected to crest late this afternoon into early Friday evening.
As of 10:00 AM Friday, Lake Altoona was approximately 2’ above normal water levels and is predicted to rise through the day before dropping after the crest is reached this evening.

Residents along the Eau Claire River to Lake Altoona should watch for flooding conditions and take appropriate actions to prepare.

Should flooding conditions occur, contacts will be made to alert lake property owners of the potential for flooding and to activate local government and EMS response.

*Sand and sandbags are available to the public free of charge at the following locations:

 Lake Altoona County Park Boat Landing
               Map: https://goo.gl/maps/sJLqFkQ4urC2

 Parking lot by Lake Altoona Dam
                Map: https://goo.gl/maps/qaZdq7rf4Xs

Note: Residents are responsible to bag and transport sandbags. Please bring your own shovels. Residents should also secure all docks and watercraft.

Specific questions about water or lake levels should be directed to the Eau Claire County Parks and Forest Department at (715) 839-4783.

Update 9/22/16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – With recent heavy rains impacting the Eau Claire River Watershed, Lake Eau Claire is expected to crest early Friday morning.
As of 12:00 PM Thursday, Lake Eau Claire was 4.5’ above normal water levels. The elevations of Lake Altoona are expected to remain within one foot of normal and are likely to drop after the crest is reached on Lake Eau Claire.

Residents along Lake Eau Claire and along the river to Lake Altoona should watch for flooding conditions.

Should flooding conditions occur, contacts will be made to alert lake property owners of the potential for flooding and to activate local government and EMS response.

Types of response activities may include providing the necessary materials for sandbagging and warning property owners in low-lying areas prone to flooding

Advanced warning may allow people to remove or better secure docks and watercraft.

Specific questions should be directed to the Eau Claire County Parks and Forest Department at (715) 839-4783.

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