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Firesteel Creek

March 20, 2018
Water flows out the spill on Tuesday in Lake Mitchell. Flooding from Firesteel Creek has led to the spill way filling up and the water rushing into the James River causing flooding along its banks. (Matt Gade / Republic)play button
James River, Firesteel Creek hit flood stage
March 20, 2018 - 4:46pm
June 6, 2017
VIDEO: Scene from Firesteel Creek below Lake Mitchell spillway
June 6, 2017 - 10:53am
March 3, 2017
Water from the Firesteel Creek flows underneath the 406th Avenue bridge that leads into Lake Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
NRCS continues fixing the Firesteel
March 3, 2017 - 5:25pm
June 11, 2016
Tyler Manning, of Mitchell, holds a state-record smallmouth buffalo carp after catching the fish in Firesteel Creek near Mount Vernon in May. The fish was recorded at 51 pounds, 3 inches, according to the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. (Submitted photo)
One big catch, a second state record: Manning shoots state record smallmouth buffalo
June 11, 2016 - 12:41am
May 21, 2016
Water from the Firesteel Creek flows underneath the 406th Avenue bridge that leads into Lake Mitchell. (Matt Gade/Republic)
Some rural farmers hesitant to buy-in to Lake Mitchell restoration
May 21, 2016 - 9:45am
OPINION: Look beyond just Firesteel Creek for Lake Mitchell's high phosphorus levels
March 21, 2016 - 5:20pm
January 26, 2016
Water Management Board could lose authority under proposed bill
January 26, 2016 - 10:28am
December 14, 2015
Legislators: Fence gates must remain across Firesteel Creek
December 14, 2015 - 4:00pm
December 9, 2015
Barb wire runs across part of Firesteel Creek on Wednesday. The state Water Management Board is looking at whether the Firesteel Creek is designated as a navigable stream. (Matt Gade/Republic)
State board decides landowners won’t be required to keep fence gates across much of Firesteel Creek
December 9, 2015 - 6:06pm
October 19, 2015
LETTER: Let's protect Firesteel Creek
October 19, 2015 - 11:14am
October 15, 2015
Republic file photo
Cattle producer loses fight for now on Firesteel Creek
October 15, 2015 - 8:51am
October 10, 2015
Petition aims to block public access to Firesteel Creek
October 10, 2015 - 10:09am
September 15, 2015
Republic file photo
James River water group working to help solve lake problems
September 15, 2015 - 5:27pm
July 28, 2015
An aerial photo of Lake Mitchell from 2009. Mitchell Mayor Jerry Toomey is looking at a number of ways to solve the Lake Mitchell problem. (Republic file photo)
Toomey wants to start saving to fix Lake Mitchell
July 28, 2015 - 5:35pm
July 5, 2015
LETTER: Lake pollution needs to be fixed
July 5, 2015 - 11:47am