Pictures of flooded Wisconsin farms and rivers

As I had to run over to Madison yesterday, having a camera with me meant I could take some pictures of the flooding caused by the past weeks’ storms. I’ll put them below the cut so you don’t have to see them unless you’d like to. There’s shots of the empty eastbound I-94, traffic backed up traffic on the same road, and flooded fields and rivers.

A flooded field in Jefferson County.

A flooded farm field in Jefferson County.

Another flooded field.

Another flooded farm field.

Overflowed Crawfish River

The overflowing Crawfish River. It looked quite full for the months, but this is bad.

Overflowed Rock River

I think this was the Rock River, seriously overflowing. Normally you would be able to see the ground under the trees on the right!

Westbound Interstate 94 was closed due to flooding. This picture was taken from the eastbound lanes. You can see the empty westbound lanes on the left side of the picture.

Westbound Interstate 94 was closed due to flooding. This picture was taken from the eastbound lanes. You can see the empty westbound lanes on the left side of the picture.

Westbound Interstate 94 was closed due to flooding. This picture shows backed up traffic on 94-W.

Westbound Interstate 94 was closed due to flooding. This picture shows backed up traffic on 94-W. It’s slightly reminiscent for me of being on I-80 while evacuating Savannah, Georgia, which was threatened in 1999 by an approaching hurricane. Only that time, I was in the not-moving traffic.

This next picture is used to argue that we’ve been having much greater than usual precipitation in the past year. It’s from the winter of 2007-2008.

Snowfall during Winter 2007-2008

This comes after this past winter’s [2007-2008] record-setting snowfall. It wasn’t the most snow ever, but it certainly was the most snow I’ve seen in my life in Wisconsin. This picture is looking from the garage to the back of our house.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.

2 thoughts on “Pictures of flooded Wisconsin farms and rivers”

  1. It sure is something when the State of Wisconsin becomes one enormous cranberry bog. Thanks for the photographs. Hopefully there will not be so many mosquitoes…

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