Looking back at the flooding of 2008

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Beth Wheelock
Monday, June 8, 2009

Tuesday marks the anniversary of Lake Delton's draining into the Wisconsin River.

A year ago Tuesday, Rock County residents were still bracing for the worst of the summer's floods. Shirley Connors, Rock County's Emergency Management Coordinator, says last year was tough. Ice jams, large amounts of snow and heavy rainfall all contributed to the flooding. She says this year the county is still experiencing saturated soil, and the water doesn't always have a place to go.

Last year at about this time, Janesville Gazette records show Janesville received more than seven inches of rain in two weeks.

The Rock River crested June 21st at about 13.5 feet at Afton. Flood stage is nine feet.

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Last updated: 10:45 am Thursday, December 13, 2012

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