Flood warnings issued for some Wisconsin rivers

Published On: Apr 09 2013 11:26:18 AM CDT

The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings for some Wisconsin rivers.

The warnings include those for the Yellow River in central Wisconsin and Eau Claire River near Fall Creek.

Wood County Emergency Management Director Steve Kreuser tells the Marshfield News-Herald that the Yellow River has a tendency to get ice jams and usually floods each spring. He says it's not threatening homes and no evacuations are planned.

The Yellow River runs from Babcock to Castle Rock State Park. The weather service says the river was at 11.6 feet Monday night and was expected to rise to about 12.5 feet by Tuesday evening. Flood stage is 12 feet.

The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reports that the Chippewa River in downtown Eau Claire also is rising.