‘Sump pump couldn’t keep up:’ Flooding leads to frustration for Colgate homeowners

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Residents in Washington County watched as the heavy rains flooded their streets and yards throughout the day Tuesday, Feb. 20. The high water — with a layer of ice on top — created a nightmare for one homeowner in Colgate.

Wisconsin winters are known to be unpredictable, but flooding in February is something Kelly Engelke didn’t think was possible.

“I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Engelke.” That’s about 40 feet deep back there.”

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