Chamberlain, Burke areas hit hard by flash floodingLevees topped at Chamberlain campground; 24-hour rainfall reaches 6 inches in Burke area
By: Staff reports, The Daily Republic
Heavy rainfall has exacerbated the high-water problems in the Chamberlain area and elsewhere in the region.
The temporary levees built to protect American Creek Campground in Chamberlain were topped by the Missouri River on Monday night, according to sources in Chamberlain. There have been reports today of roads being washed out by flash floods in the Chamberlain, Lower Brule and Kimball areas. Early reports indicate that a road washout near Lower Brule may have resulted in injuries to motorists.
Some places in that area have received as much as 10 inches of rainfall since early Monday morning, according to local observations.
Elsewhere, the National Weather Service is reporting that around 6 inches of rain fell during a 24-hour period Monday and early Tuesday in the Burke and Herrick areas.
For more reporting on the heavy rainfall and its impact in the area, check this website for updates and see Wednesday's print edition of The Daily Republic.