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Public invited to flood impact study presentation Jan. 31

A new study looks at the effects of flooding in northwest Wisconsin.

The public is invited to attend and participate in a presentation on the Northwest Wisconsin Flood Impact Study on 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 31 in Room 270 of the Government Center, 1316 N. 14th St., Superior.

The Northwest Wisconsin Flood Impact Study includes Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Sawyer and Washburn counties, which were included in the 2016 federal disaster declaration.

The project demonstrates the potential impacts of historic flood events, pre-identified likely impact areas and assesses the economic impacts to communities, businesses and residents.

This study was funded through the Economic Development Administration with matching funds provided by Northwest Regional Planning Commission and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.

As a part of the project closeout, Northwest Regional Planning Commission staff host presentations in each of the counties to provide an overview of the project and demonstrate how to access the process study results and process model.