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Climbing water levels have cities watching for potential flooding


Cortney Ofstad/Daily Globe

THE MONTREAL River continues to flow through Kimball, Wis., on Sunday. The emergency management offices in Iron and Gogebic counties continue to monitor the water levels in case of potential flooding.

With temperatures continuing to climb and snowbanks continuing to shrink, eyes remain glued to local water levels for potential flooding in area throughout Gogebic and Iron counties.

According to Iron County Emergency Management director Stacy Ofstad, water levels in the Montreal River have rose a “little over a foot” over the weekend, and it will continue to go up.

“We’re not too worried about it yet,” Ofstad said. “I have been working with Mark Bluse from the Hurley Public Works Department and Jason Alonen from the Ironwood Public Works Department on monitoring the levels. If...

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