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Two youngsters ride their bike on the saturated soil in Handy Andy Park in Spring Valley next to the lake the flood waters created.

Flood waters reach into Spring Valley, cause half-millon in damage

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SPRING VALLEY - Locals say it was the worst flooding in the village since 1976 and probably worse than that.

The Spring Valley Dam cannot alone prevent the Eau Galle River from rising fast if five inches of rain fall in a 45 minute period as it did Tuesday evening. But it did do its job in preventing the kinds of floods that took place in Spring Valley before it was built.


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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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