More flooding at Chippewa Riverfront

By  | 
View Map

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU)-- Due to the recent rain, the Chippewa Riverfront is also seeing flooding.

Chippewa Falls Mayor, Greg Hoffman, says they designed the park knowing that it was going to flood because it is in a flood plain.

Mayor Hoffman says the city worked with the DNR to make sure the Riverfront was built to withstand the 100-year flood. He says they knew the Riverfront would flood, they just didn't know when.

"On one hand, it's a good test to see if it was designed correctly and if it wasn't, what we need to do to make changes. So I think we are excited that way. On the other hand, if I would have had my choice, I would have like to wait a year for the grass to get established," said Hoffman.

Mayor Hoffman says they bolted down benches and the swings so they wouldn't get carried away by the river currents.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus