Leak­ing levee threat­ens city

Los Angeles Times - - 9• 28•10 -

Au­thor­i­ties kept a ner­vous eye on ris­ing rivers across Wis­con­sin and Min­nesota as flood­ing threat­ened scores of com­mu­ni­ties and eroded a pro­tec­tive levee.

The rag­ing Wis­con­sin River bor­der­ing Portage ate away parts of the cen­tu­ry­old levee pro­tect­ing a hous­ing sub­di­vi­sion in the city of 10,000 res­i­dents in cen­tral Wis­con­sin.

Emer­gency man­age­ment of­fi­cials said nu­mer­ous “boils” had de­vel­oped in the levee — where wa­ter was bub­bling up on the nor­mally dry side of the struc­ture — and wa­ter was seep­ing un­der the levee.

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