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September is National Preparedness Month

Check out these links!

For a historical perspective on Flood in the Dessert done by American Experience and PBS, shares both dam and flood stories.

Long-term recovery and resiliency work has been underway since 2018's floods, to improve watershed cooperation and ideas sharing in the Coon Creek Watershed mainly in Vernon County with coordination of La Crosse and Monroe Counties.

Another historical perspective on dams and floods comes from the Johnstown Pennsylvania dam failure and flood.  There is a national memorial for the Johnstown Flood.

The rural counties of Vernon and Monroe Counties have enrolled in UW-Madison's program to participate in AGU's Thriving Earth program, working on flooding reduction and resiliency.  La Crosse County is working on reducing urban heat and "hot spots".

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