The city of Middleton is getting ready for more potential flooding as water levels continue to rise.
Lake Mendota is coming close to the record-setting 100-year flood height. The 100-year flood elevation was 852.8 ft. Lake Mendota is now at an elevation of 851.5 ft with more heavy rains in the forecast.
Middleton has issued a declaration of disaster, enabling the city to deliver sand to residents who need it.
There was a pile at Dewey Court and a new 10-ton pile at the north end of Middleton Beach Road.
As the storm clouds roll in, resident Tom Pellino began taking down his pier sections on Lake Mendota. He said he and his neighbors will start bagging their shoreline to combat the rising water.
However, experience has shown that sometimes preparations just aren't enough.