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Sawyer County officials monitor water levels closely due to rainfall

HAYWARD, WI — With much of the area under flood watch, communities in Northwest Wisconsin are monitoring their water levels closely and preparing for the worst.

In Sawyer County, police and fire departments were out patrolling lakes, ponds, and creeks all day Monday to ensure things don’t overflow.

If need be, officials say they’re ready to take emergency action. That includes barricading roads and sending out alerts to the public.

Earlier this year, Sawyer County officials purchased an extra 10,000 sandbags in anticipation of excess flooding.

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Gamiel Hall

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