The city of Stevens Point expects a smooth transition from the deep freeze of winter through the spring thaw. Officials say the spring conditions so far have been perfect for keeping the Wisconsin River flow normal with the ice and snow melt.
Last year in late March the Wisconsin River rose to a flow of about 30,000 cubic feet per second (cfs). This year it is projected to flow at about 35,000 cfs if the conditions remain relatively the same.
“We could see flows higher than that this year because there is more snow on the ground, but those aren’t flows that should alarm anyone. Those are very well within the spectrum of normal spring flows,” said Scott Schatschneider, director of public works.