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Record flooding expected on the Milwaukee River

Posted at 7:07 PM, Aug 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-28 20:07:53-04

As the water rises and the current picks up, people want to see the Milwaukee River for themselves. Dan and Linda Spiegel live along the river in Thiensville. 

“This is way over the top for the summertime. It’s just astounding how much the water the river has risen,” said Dan Spiegel.

It doesn’t look like the river will slow down anytime soon. 

“What I think about is maybe giving up my car for a kayak these days,” said Linda Spiegel.

In Grafton, people want to know what Mother Nature is up to. Ray McCarville took it all in. 

“I’d say it’s got to be three, four feet at least, said Ray McCarville.

Downstream at Lime Kiln Park John Pretty can’t believe how different the river looks. 

“It’s extremely high, very fast... It’s usually very dry there’s usually a couple rocks in there, a couple of logs maybe, but it’s just bone dry,” said Pretty. 

Two days ago he was in the water fishing. 

“I wouldn’t even wade out there now,” said Pretty.