Wolf River


High water levels along the Wolf River in Langlade county are not likely to hit flood stage says a National Weather Service meteorologist in Green Bay.

Meteorologist-In-Charge Matt Lorentson says they've been monitoring the river flows there following weeks of liquid precipitation in the Northwoods....

"....the Wolf River is coming down. Langlade is at 10.3 feet and is expected to be at that stage for several days. At about 10.5 feet they get a buildup of water within the banks of the river...."

Little Rice Flowage Will See Lower Water Levels Earlier

Oct 1, 2014
Wisconsin DNR

Property owners on the Little Rice Flowage near Crandon will be seeing lower water levels earlier than usual.  The DNR will draw down water levels one to two feet this week…to prepare for some major dam repairs.

DNR Wildlife biologist Jeremy Holtz says the existing structure was built in the 1930s, and it’s difficult to operate.


Stakeholders hoping to bring Wisconsin's fifth scenic highway corridor to Langlade and Forest counties are moving forward toward making it a reality.

The group met Thursday in Crandon. The program is administered by the Department of Transportation. Highways with historic and scenic corridors are considered. If adopted, the stretch of Highway 55 north from Menominee county through Forest county to the Michigan line would be known as the the Wolf River­ Nicolet Scenic Byway.

Scenic Byway Planners Look for Local Involvement

Apr 23, 2014
Royalbroil via Wikimedia Commons

Organizers around a proposed scenic byway near the Wolf River are trying to drum up local support for the plan.  Members of the public were invited to Mole Lake Wednesday to get involved. 

To convince state officials that Wolf River Heritage Corridor has what it takes to be a scenic byway, the first step was a detailed scenic assessment.  It scored each mile of the route based on natural beauty, historical significance and amenities.  Overall the byway averaged a promising 7 out of 8 possible points.