The Waupaca County Office of Emergency Management declared a flood emergency Tuesday on the Wolf River downstream from the city of New London.
Effective immediately, the county has imposed a slow-no-wake zone within 500 feet of any building, not including fishing rafts.
The affected area covers the Wolf River from New London’s city limits through Fremont to the county line.
According to Andrew Carlin, director of the Emergency Management Office, the city of New London ordered a slow-no-wake limit earlier, when the city’s guage measuring the river’s depth had reached 7 feet. The guage now reads about 8 feet and is expected to reach nearly 9 feet this weekend.
Carlin noted that rain is expected in the area throughout the rest of the week.
The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Water Patrol will enforce the emergency order.
The order will remain in effect until the waters of the Wolf River recede to non-threatening levels.