09/17/2020- In a time of record high precipitation and water levels, it’s a question of how to keep the bay at bay, but there are no quick or easy solutions, according to Marinette City officials responding to residents’ concerns about flooding issues. City Engineer Brian Miller presented the Board of Public Works with a map Tuesday detailing 14 separate locations throughout Marinette that had either experienced street or property flooding in 2020. Some of the most severe instances were in Menekaunee, along Merchant Street and Cleveland Avenue, and at the nature area west of Bay Shore Street. The City did pump water out of the Menekaunee area in late July and Miller says he feels the same resources should be offered to residents in the Merchant Street flood zone, as well as any other sites impacted to a similar degree.
Miller will also have to secure the appropriate discharge permits from the Wisconsin DNR to perform any ongoing pumping work.