Wisconsin Public Service Reminds Peshtigo River and Menominee River Users to Exercise Caution During

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March 16, 2015

Wisconsin Public Service Reminds Peshtigo River and Menominee River Users to Exercise Caution During Spring High River Flows

 

Crivitz, WI – Wisconsin Public Service (WPS), which operates dams on the Peshtigo River and Menominee River, would like to remind everyone that as winter comes to an end and spring approaches with warmer weather, river flows can increase significantly. The increased flow can make activities on the flowages and rivers more dangerous during this time of year.

During spring thaw when the ground is still frozen and vegetation is dormant, warmer weather accompanied by rainfall, may result in significant runoff leading to increased river flows. Residents, business owners, and sport enthusiasts around the Peshtigo and Menominee Rivers should be aware of forecasted weather and current river conditions.

Current river flow and reservoir elevations can be found on the WPS website: http://www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/environment/hydroelectric.aspx for up-to-date information.

 

For More Information, Contact:

  • Ed Brandt, Supervisor,
    Regional Generation, East
    (715) 854-7498
     
  • Media Hotline
    800-977-2250