Lake Monona hits 100-year flood level

Published: Aug. 23, 2018 at 1:10 PM CDT
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Problems from Monday's record setting rainfall continue as water continues to run off into area lakes and rivers. As of early Thursday afternoon, Lake Monona climbed above the 100-year flood level of 847.70 feet above sea level.

The current level as of Thursday afternoon was 847.75 feet above sea level. The historic high level of Lake Monona is 847.86 feet above sea level.

On Wednesday, Lake Waubesa crossed over the 100-year flood level. Area lakes are expected to continue to rise in the days to come. With additional rainfall expected through the weekend, lake levels could approach all time record high levels.