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Flood warnings remain for local waterways
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MONROE - Flood warnings from the National Weather Service continued Tuesday in Green and Lafayette counties.

A flood warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring.

At 9:45 a.m. Tuesday the Sugar River at Brodhead was at 7.2 feet. Flood stage is 5.0 feet.

A stage of 7.4 feet is considered to be about a 50 percent chance of flood in any given year the river reaches this level.

There is widespread agricultural and lowland flooding in the Brodhead area. Downstream in the Avon Bottoms area of Rock County, there is flooding in Sugar River Park. The river is expected to continue to fall to below flood stage after midnight Wednesday.

The Pecatonica River at Martintown was at 15.1 feet at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Flood stage is 13.5 feet.

The river is expected to continue rising to near 15.9 feet by Wednesday evening and then fall below flood stage Friday afternoon. At 16.0 feet, floodwaters get into the back yard of at least one home in Martintown.

The flood warning also continues into Wednesday for the East Branch Pecatonica River near Blanchardville.