Spring Thaw Should Be Back To Normal On FDL River This Year

What a difference a year makes. This time last year, Fond du Lac was climbing out from a heavy blanket of snow and a fairly thick cover of ice on the Fond du Lac River, when things broke loose and the river escaped its banks. 

The flooding caused major headaches for city crews, and displaced dozens of residents. But with a lot less ice on the river this year, along with a more reasonable melting of the snow, it appears that this spring should be a bit more normal. 

Water levels are about 2-3 feet below normal spring levels, and crews have been preparing cutting trenches in the ice, to speed up the process and help minimize any flooding opportunities.