Evacuations are underway due to flooding at Shoto Dam.
Manitowoc County Emergency Services Director Jamie Aulik said the Shoto Dam in the community of Shoto (near Two Rivers) is flooding because of an ice jam north of the dam.
People in the immediate area are being evacuated by the county.
In May of 2018 there was a flash flood warning at the Shoto Dam.
A voluntary evacuation was placed for residents in the area as emergency crews evaluated two dams along the West Twin River near the Shoto Dam. The order was put in place over concerns the flood waters from the West Twin River spilling over the Shoto Dam’s spillway would erode the dam and cause it to burst, but luckily the flooding did not happen.
Local 5 will keep you updated on air and online as the story continues to develop.
Editor’s Note: The second video is from May 2018, however, the audio is up to date.