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William Schlafer  
#1 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2018 11:23:38 PM(UTC)
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While driving through Jefferson and eastern Dane county this afternoon there was standing water everywhere, and even a few roads closed due to high water. Oddly enough where I live in nearby Waukesha county we hardly got any at all.

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It looks like much of the south and southwest part of Wisconsin got a good drenching too. A few places probably enough to blow out a few streams. Be advised if you have weekend fishing trips planned.


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shebs  
#2 Posted : Saturday, August 18, 2018 12:42:28 AM(UTC)
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Be aware, the la Crosse radar was down for maintainence on Friday, so those numbers are questionable at best. The further from the radar, the less reliable the measurements, and most data for friday came from MSP or MKE.

The text reports from ARX (NWS la Crosse) are spotty, but seem to indicate an inch to inch and a half across the region. A station in viroqua shows two inches, but another not far away shows only one inch.

We got similar totals in places in pierce county, but with the ground as dry as it's been, it had minimal effect on water clarity. Streams that were gin clear before the rain yesterday have a tint, but are far from unfishable.

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#3 Posted : Saturday, August 18, 2018 4:55:33 PM(UTC)
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Westby and Viroqua both got 4 inches in a rain gage.
I got "stranded" at a bar in Melvina. Creek was flooded when I got heading home
Plenty of fishable water now
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William Schlafer  
#4 Posted : Saturday, August 18, 2018 7:58:17 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: trapper Go to Quoted Post
I got "stranded" at a bar in Melvina.



Don'tcha hate it when that happens?

BigGrin


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NDFlatlander  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:04:28 PM(UTC)
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In my area we got 10-13" overnight. Black Earth is at a record high. Not sure about stuff further west. Might check things this afternoon. Time to restock the fly box for a few days...
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:17:11 PM(UTC)
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In my area we got 10-13" overnight. Black Earth is at a record high. Not sure about stuff further west. Might check things this afternoon. Time to restock the fly box for a few days...


My spies to the west say that Hwy 14 is closed at multiple spots including Black Earth and Spring Green. The creeks in the area are going to get a good flushing, which isn't a bad thing for Trout streams. Hopefully there's not much damage to bridges roadways and crops from the high water.


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Edit: NWS is now saying rainfall amounts west of Madison may have set an all-time state record.

Edited by user Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:26:51 PM(UTC)  | Reason: added edit

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Gurth  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, August 21, 2018 1:32:08 PM(UTC)
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Yeah… that was some rain last night.

Record in a 24 hour period for Madison and places just west got even more.

This is a drainage/overflow area in my 'hood that currently has about six feet of water at least 50 yards wide…


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Normally dry.

My sump was running almost continuously at points last night.


The streams got a flushing and I'm guessing that canopies won't be an issue moving forward.
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Buckman  
#8 Posted : Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:37:05 PM(UTC)
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Would Wednesday be safe to fish local Dane County creeks or would Thursday be the better bet?
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#9 Posted : Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:45:32 PM(UTC)
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I'm doubtful that they'll be good by the weekend other than maybe high up in the systems.

Tomorrow?

No chance.
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Buckman  
#10 Posted : Tuesday, August 21, 2018 2:55:55 PM(UTC)
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Good to know, thanks for the intel. I may try to head westward a bit further later in the week. These are all new systems to me, so I'll chalk it up to scouting on Thursday probably.
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