Newsmakers, July 18, 2013

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Flood Mitigation; Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative

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  • Flood Mitigation

    We update you on flood recovery efforts in southwestern Wisconsin after late June’s severe weather. Also, in recent years, parts of southwestern Wisconsin have become accustomed to flooding as a result of heavy rainfall. We talk about what Wisconsin Emergency Management can do for communities that encounter flooding, using Vernon County as an example. Flooding in 2007 and 2008 exposed problems at several dams, and the county has turned to the state and federal government for help in fixing them.

  • Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative

    We talk with Prescott, Wisconsin Mayor Mark Huber who is a member of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative, a privately funded group of mayors that are advocating for Mississippi River issues in Washington DC. We talk about national efforts to control flooding on the Mississippi River.