Spring Flooding Risk In NE Wisconsin Remains Low

Spring flooding risk in northeastern Wisconsin is lower than it has been the last two years.

The National Weather Service in Green Bay published its First Spring Flood Outlook this past week. Meteorologist Tim Uhlmann says that abnormal amounts of summer rain were followed by a really big snowpack then, saturating the ground. That part of the state was in the 99th percentile for soil moisture. Right now, it’s at about 80-percent.

Uhlmann says there’s more room in Lake Michigan and water levels are lower, alleviating some concerns. It’s still possible a drastic cold snap or heavy snow or rain in March could increase flooding concerns once again.