‘Nobody can get around it’: Madison residents gather near Tenney Lock to check rising water levels
MADISON, Wis. — Madison residents could be seen with their phones out, standing around Tenney Lock throughout Friday afternoon. Many were documenting the scene as water rushed into the river, overflowing into the streets.
Tenney Locks is a magnet for people who are all curious to see the water flow from the river to the streets of Madison. Almost sounds like an ocean here. Tonight at 3, hear what people are saying about all this flooding on #News3 pic.twitter.com/AuCrX55wsp
— Jamie Perez (@JamiePerezTV) August 24, 2018
“It’s cool, exciting to see the force of nature that nobody can get around it,” said Isaac Penczykowski who is anticipating more flood waters over the weekend.
Some were excited to hear the rushing water, but are nervous about what might happen after the next round of rain.
“Where is it all going to go?” asked Middleton resident Jennifer Riyeff,
“It’s pretty wild, seeing all this water,” said Scott Maurer, Madison resident.
Some people who have experienced floods in other places joked about the fact that moving to Madison brought the floods with them.
“Moving to Madison was one of the best things I ever did in my life. So, I don’t know, my bad luck just kind of follows me I guess,” said Sabrina Wolfgang, who was visiting the Tenney Lock.
Considering there is already a lot of water around Madison streets, it’s tough for many to imagine what will happen if the floods get worse.
“It’s better to do a minor flooding than let the dam breach and flood half of Madison.” said Sky Dickerson, a lifelong Madison resident.
Until the weather subsides, many are anxiously waiting on standby.
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