Media put the derailment of 32 train cars and leakage of about 20,000 gallons of ethanol into the Mississippi River at a location about two miles north of Alma, Wisconsin:
A large Burlington Northern tanker train derailed along the Mississippi River approximately two miles north of Alma, Wis. on Saturday morning, prompting several road closures and a temporary voluntary evacuation of the area.Also two miles north of Alma:
RIECK'S LAKE PARK Two miles north of Alma is Rieck's Lake Park offering two wildlife observation decks, camping and open-roofed shelters for family gatherings. Rieck's Lake has often been a favorite for tundra swans along the Mississippi River Flyway as they migrate in the fall and spring. Wings Over Alma provides a seasonal count of tundra swans and their locations during swan season (late October to early November). Information posted at www.wingsoveralma.org or call the Center at 608-685-3303.