For Release: 03/11/2015
WRPCO Reminds Petenwell and Castle Rock Users to Exercise Caution During Spring's High River Flow
Necedah, WI – Wisconsin River Power Company (WRPC), which operates the
Petenwell and Castle Rock dams on the Wisconsin River between Wisconsin Rapids and Wisconsin
Dells, would like to remind everyone that as winter comes to an end and spring approaches with
warmer weather, river flows can increase significantly. The increased flow can make activities on the
flowages more dangerous during this time of year.
The Wisconsin River Drainage Area is approximately 12,280 sq. mi. which reaches from southern
Wisconsin far into the north woods. During spring thaw when the ground is still frozen and vegetation is
dormant, warmer weather accompanied by rainfall, may result in significant runoff leading to increased
river flows. Residents, business owners, and sport enthusiasts around the Wisconsin River should be
aware of forecasted weather and current river conditions.
Current river flow and reservoir elevations can be found on the WRPC website at www.wisconsinriverpower.com for up-to-date
For More Information, Contact:
- Joseph Sukana
Wisconsin River Power Company