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By lakeski (lakeski) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 4:26 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Raw video of Lake Delton Emptying in a Flash Flood

"Click on Raw Video." Other links have newscasters telling the story.

With the heavy rains in Wisconsin, Lake Delton overflowed its banks and eroded the land near Hwy. A. The rushing water opened a channel which eventually washed out Hwy. A as the lake emptied into the Wisconsin River. Some homes were washed away in the flood. As of 5:00 P.M. today, 90% of Lake Delton is empty.

Lake Delton is home of the Tommy Bartlett Water Ski Show, along with other Wisconsin Dells tourism attractions.

This is very sad news for a local economy that depends upon tourism (not to mention sad news for home owners / resort owners on the lake). I hope everyone is safe.

By Ryan Daniels (rmdanie) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 5:38 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
Wow... That video was amazing... That is sad.
By lakeski (lakeski) on Monday, June 09, 2008 - 7:45 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
It's unbelievable.

Here is the owner of Tommy Bartlett's water ski show discussing the disaster. Look at the lake (mud bed) behind him.

For those who don't know, Tommy Bartlett's ski show is a big deal in the Midwest. Interesting interview. Sad....

By Randy (dudeman) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 5:44 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Wow. It is true when they say life comes at you fast. Pretty shocking video.
By AndY (andy13) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 9:18 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
rediculous, that whole house was floating down the river
By Danny Simon (wakerider42) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 9:41 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The power of water and gravity is insane. It's crazy to know there is just nothing you can do. Those were some nice homes floating downriver, sucks.
By lakeski (lakeski) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 10:32 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
The wild thing is that the house is not floating down a river. That was solid land with a highway just a few hours before that video was taken. Fast forming erosion ripped out the land in just a few hours to form that "river."
By Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas) on Tuesday, June 10, 2008 - 10:47 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Thats where they do a midwest wakeboard tourny in Sept too... bummed about that.

sucks houses died too... i'm like 20 miles away and we had ZERO flooding...guess im lucky for that.

By Forrest (wazzy) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 10:06 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
^^ Nick - you 20 miles North or South?? ^^
By Nick Tomsyck (sidekicknicholas) on Wednesday, June 11, 2008 - 10:27 am:    Edit Post Delete Post

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