Flood Warning Issued for Rock County

ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Rock County following heavy rains and the potential for additional rain through Wednesday evening. Rock County could see an additional inch this evening and there is potential for severe weather, including hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding.

At this time, the Rock River is forecasted to reach minor – moderate flood stages throughout Rock County by Monday, July 1st. Local forecasts are calling for a chance of precipitation through the weekend at this time.

The following areas are either closed or being monitored by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and 911 Communications Center for potential flooding concerns:

• CLOSED: STH 59, between STH 138 and East Union Rd.
• CLOSED: South Carvers Rock Rd. from East Creek Rd. to East Larsen Rd.
• MONITORED: USH 14 From Evansville to Union
• MONITORED: USH 14 and Cravers Rock Rd.
• MONITORED: USH 14 and Emerald Grove Rd.
• MONITORED: Turtle Creek – Clinton
• MONITORED: Sugar River Park – Avon Township
• MONITORED: CTH G and Philhower Rd.
• MONITORED: CTH X for a mile East of Clinton
• MONITORED: Clinton Corners Rd. between CTH X and the state line
• MONITORED: STH 67 and Pearson Rd.
• MONITORED: West Avon North Townline Rd. and South Avon Store Rd.
• MONITORED: Tolles Rd. North of CTH M
• MONITORED: The area of 10503 Kidder Rd.

Current water levels on the Rock River are as follows:

• Rock River at Newville – 4.97 feet (currently below flood levels)
• Rock River at Lake Koshkonong – 8.87 feet and expected to reach 10.7 feet by next week (minor flooding possible)
• Rock River at Afton – 8.82 feet and expected to reach 10.1 feet by Sunday (minor flooding possible)
• Sugar River at Brodhead – Currently experiencing minor flooding at 7.08 feet and expected to reach 7.9 feet by Thursday
• Turtle Creek at Clinton – Currently flooding at 8.74 feet (Flood stage is 8.0 feet)
• Turtle Creek at Beloit – 11.00 feet (Flood stage is 9.0 feet)
• Yahara River at Fulton – 8.52 feet (Flood stage is 10.0 feet)


ROCK COUNTY (WIFR) -- The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Rock County following heavy rains and the potential for additional rain through Tuesday evening. Rock County could see an additional one to two inches or more of rain this evening and there is potential for severe weather, including hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding.

At this time, the Rock River is forecasted to reach minor flood stages throughout Rock County by Monday, July 1st. Local forecasts are calling for a chance of precipitation through the weekend at this time.

The following areas are being monitored by the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and 911 Communications Center for potential flooding concerns:

• South Carvers Rock Rd will be closed from East Creek Rd to East Larsen Rd until further notice
• Turtle Creek – Clinton
• Sugar River Park – Avon Township

Current water levels on the Rock River are as follows:

• Rock River at Newville – 4.83 feet (currently below flood levels)
• Rock River at Lake Koshkonong – 8.69 feet and expected to reach 10.7 feet by next week (minor flooding possible)
• Rock River at Afton – 8.03 feet and expected to reach 10.1 feet by Sunday (minor flooding possible)
• Sugar River at Brodhead – Currently experiencing minor flooding at 6.29 feet and expected to reach 7.9 feet by Thursday
• Turtle Creek at Clinton – Currently flooding at 8.6 feet (Flood stage is 8.0 feet)
• Turtle Creek at Beloit – 7.46 feet (Flood stage is 9.0 feet)
• Yahara River at Fulton – 8.34 feet (Flood stage is 10.0 feet)

There have been several reports of standing water following the heavy rains, which can pose a hazard to those traveling on the roadways. The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is urging citizens to avoid traveling on roadways with high waters or roads closed due to flooding.
Please report any hazardous conditions related to the flooding to Rock County Communications at 608-757-2244. All other concerns related to the current flood situation should be reported to the respective townships or through the Rock County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Management Division at 608-758-8440.

Further updates will be provided as we continue to closely monitor the potential flooding situation.


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