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AutobotTrainer  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:16:10 AM(UTC)
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Atmospheric data is pointing to potentially flooding rains for all of the Driftless this week. Many creeks could overflow their banks tonight through Friday.

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:40:51 AM(UTC)
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When it rains, it pours.

This is a precip anomaly map - i.e. the departure from 'average' (whatever that means anymore) for the region since June 1.
Basically the entire driftless is well above average, and many areas are having a top 5 wettest summer on record.

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William Schlafer  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, September 7, 2016 9:48:42 AM(UTC)
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Don't fear the rain too much.

Last month I fished on a day when most would've thought wasn't worth my time due to big rain the night before. Turned out to be one of the better days I've had this season. A stream in one valley may be blown out, but the next one over may not be so bad. And, the rain tends to keep the fair weather fishermen home, giving you more choices.


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William Schlafer  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, September 7, 2016 10:19:25 AM(UTC)
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But... it does appear that Richland County should be avoided for few days at least. 7" of rain in the Yuba area overnight and more forecast for today.


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#5 Posted : Wednesday, September 7, 2016 3:52:01 PM(UTC)
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Of course because I am planning a trip to the driftless area 9-10 thru 9-14 and then up to the brule for a few day and end up in woodruff area till 9-18

What are my chance of the rivers clearing up for 9-10 thru the 14th

Please keep me posted

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#6 Posted : Wednesday, September 7, 2016 4:12:03 PM(UTC)
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fish4life wrote:
Of course because I am planning a trip to the driftless area 9-10 thru 9-14 and then up to the brule for a few day and end up in woodruff area till 9-18. What are my chance of the rivers clearing up for 9-10 thru the 14th


Good, I hope. As I'll be fishing in the SW area on the 13th/14th also. Based on the current forecast, it looks like there's a chance for more rain on Friday, and then again on Tuesday.

Forecast Viroqua Area:
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Typically the SW Wisconsin streams clear pretty quickly after a rain event. The smaller (and shorter) streams will clear first, with high water lingering in the bigger rivers and downstream portions. Look for streams in valleys with minimal agricultural activity, as those areas will have the least amount of runoff mucking up the stream.


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William Schlafer  
#7 Posted : Thursday, September 8, 2016 10:23:37 AM(UTC)
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Town of Yuba, about 20 miles north of Richland Center.

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Pine River near Yuba.
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There are reports of minor mud slides and debris washed up on roadways on many back roads. Watch out for soft road shoulders and other hazards if you're out and about this weekend.


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tedwin183  
#8 Posted : Thursday, September 8, 2016 11:20:40 AM(UTC)
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What does Grant Cty. Look like after all of this?
DanE  
#9 Posted : Thursday, September 8, 2016 1:54:12 PM(UTC)
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Based on this, it appears southern Grant County is getting better already. It appears they got significantly less rain at 1.2 inches when compared to the 4 or more inches that Vernon & Richland got.


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#10 Posted : Friday, September 9, 2016 4:45:56 AM(UTC)
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Streams should be nice and full for this fall, though. 4th wettest summer on record, statewide (that's even accounting for dry areas, of which the driftless is most certainly not), for both MN and WI.

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