The water flow on a little creek in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is modest.
In fact, the stream is small enough that it has no name. Officially, it’s Unnamed Tributary to Morgan Creek.
But on July 11, 2016, it was just one of the unassuming streams that heavy rainfall turned into rushing rivers in this area of the National Forest.
“Roads were gone. Bridges were gone. Culverts were gone,” said Jim Mineau, a hydrologist for the National Forest.