Serving Gogebic, Iron and Ontonagon Counties

Spring flood risk low but exists


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IRONWOOD — Area emergency management officials say the flood risk is minimized this spring with less snow but that additional rain or snow over the next few weeks could change that outlook.

“With a very mild winter so far, the spring snowmelt flood risk is below normal and no major flooding is anticipated,” said Heidi DeRosso, director of Gogebic County Emergency Management and 911 coordinator.

The emergency management office continues to monitor the river and lake levels in the watershed and receives weekly updates from the National Weather Servi...