More flooding at Chippewa Riverfront

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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.



 
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