CONCERNS ABOUT FLOODING.
FLOWING IN FORT ATKINSON.
NEWS THREE'S JESSICA ARP CONTINUES OUR TEAM COVERAGE
WITH THIS REPORT FROM JEFFERSON COUNTY.
this neighborhood sits right on the edge of fort atkinson
right up next to a farm field and residents say this
is the problem when it rains :39
nat of water running in drain
THE WATER IS SUPPOSED TO GO DOWN A CITY STORM DRAIN.
BUT IN HEAVY RAINS.
LIKE HIT THE CITY WEDNESDAY...
IT TURNS A STREET.
INTO A RIVER.
no one will help us, its real frustrating, very frustrating
1;07 nats of sweeping mud
AFTER THE FLOOD.
COMES THE CLEANUP.
JAN TUTEN AND KAREN STELSE ARE NEIGHBORS...
WORRIED ABOUT WHAT'S ENDING UP IN THEIR YARDS.
its just muck and manure and junk from the field and
we just need something, I dnot know whats going to
happen because we cant live like this after every
AFTER SIX YEARS OF PROBLEMS...
THEY'VE CALLED THE D-N-R...
THEY CHECK WITH THE CITY...
we've been dealing with jefferson county and the dnr
to see if we can get the landowner up there to do
something but so far he's been reluctant to do anything
BRIAN KNOX OF THE 150-YEAR-OLD HOARD'S DAIRYMAN FARM...
SAYS IT WAS THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPER THAT CREATED
THE FIELD FUNNEL.
IT TURNS OUT.
THIS WAS ONE OF THE FIRST FIELDS WHERE ALFALFA WAS
GROWN IN WISCONSIN...
THE NEIGHBORS SAY NOW, THOUGH.
THE FIELD IS ONLY A GROWING HEADACHE.
i know you cant control mother nature and when it
comes down fast and furious but something needs to
be done :17
IN FORT ATKINSON, JESSICA ARP WISC NEWS THREE.
JEFFERSON COUNTY WAS TRYING TO GET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
TO HELP BUILD A MITIGATION PROJECT THERE.
BUT THAT FELL THROUGH...
-- MICHELLE --
THE CITY ENGINEER SAYS THEY WOULD CONSIDER BUYING
PART OF THE LAND TO BUILD A RETENTION POND...
FARM OWNER KNOX SAYS HE'D BE INTERESTED TO SEE THAT