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Curtis and Linda Mueller
May 5, 2011
Governor Lifts Recreational Ban on Big Sioux River
PIERRE - As spring flood waters recede in South Dakota, so do the dangerous conditions on area waters. Because of the diminished threat, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has lifted the ban on recreational use of the Big Sioux River in eastern South Dakota. "I want to thank the outdoorsmen and...
May 5, 2011 - 11:39am
Boat ramps closed due to flooding
PIERRE -- A number of boat ramps in eastern South Dakota are temporarily closed due to flooding, according to a news release from the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks. The ramp at the South Wheeler Lakeside Use Area at Lake Francis Case in Gregory County was temporarily...
May 5, 2011 - 6:11am
March 16, 2011
Two county roads closed due to flooding
The Davison County Highway Department announced the following road closures due to flooding on Tuesday: 251st Street between 404th Avenue and 405th Avenue. 266th Street between 408th Avenue and 409th Avenue.
March 16, 2011 - 4:59pm
March 15, 2011
Flood season arrives with warm-up
It's beginning to look a lot like flood season. "Watch your sump pumps," said Mike Gillispie, hydrologist for the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls. "There's going to be a lot of water starting to try to soak into the ground." Gillispie said flooding is likely to begin occurring...
March 15, 2011 - 8:03am
March 10, 2011
South Dakotans urged to plan ahead for spring flooding
PIERRE, S.D. - State and local governments are preparing for spring flooding in South Dakota, and the State Office of Emergency Management is asking citizens to plan ahead, too. Snow already on the ground this winter, combined with water remaining from the 2010 flooding, almost guarantees...
March 10, 2011 - 2:20pm
Editorial: Worries rise along with springtime flooding risk
Meteorologists are warning South Dakotans that flooding is on the way, sure as the warm sun will eventually -- at least we assume -- break through the gray sky and melt the mounds of snow that highlight this region's landscape. After years of drought, it's been plenty wet in...
March 10, 2011 - 8:18am
February 11, 2011
Panel looks at pipe to decrease lake level
The Lake Mitchell Advisory Committee is considering installing a pipe in the lake to lower its level, reduce flooding in the area and deal with other potential problems. The committee, which met Tuesday afternoon at the Recreation Center Conference Room, heard a presentation...
February 11, 2011 - 8:18am
February 5, 2011
Local residents urged by FEMA officials to prepare for 'flood fight'
A Federal Emergency Management Agency official said Friday that there is a 98 percent chance of minor to moderate flooding this spring on the...
February 5, 2011 - 12:03am
January 31, 2011
Emergency Management director eyes snow, makes sandbag plans
It might be a typically frigid South Dakota winter, but Jim Montgomery's worried about it getting warmer in a hurry. Montgomery, Davison County's...
January 31, 2011 - 5:57pm
October 8, 2010
State seeks public's help preserving flood-damaged roads
PIERRE - State officials are asking for the public's help to prevent further damage this fall to flood-soaked roads across much of eastern South Dakota. Many state, county and township roads have been water-logged since the spring thaw began, and flooding that followed torrential...
October 8, 2010 - 11:15am
August 6, 2010
Rounds: State will expend $8M on flood relief
Gov. Mike Rounds said the state has spent $6.8 million so far on flood relief and will end up spending $8 million. "There's been significant damage in eastern South Dakota," Rounds said during an interview Tuesday for The Daily Republic's website video series, Word on the Street,...
August 6, 2010 - 8:01am
August 5, 2010
Springs breaks annual precipitation record
WESSINGTON SPRINGS -- With nearly five months left in the year, Wessington Springs already has broken its local record for annual precipitation. ...
August 5, 2010 - 7:55am
August 3, 2010
Woonsocket works to control water
WOONSOCKET -- Woonsocket residents are keeping their eyes to the skies, hoping to avoid further rain that could overwhelm a two-block long dike...
August 3, 2010 - 8:09am
August 2, 2010
Area dealing with soggy aftermath
Firesteel Creek set a new record crest at 16.1 feet Saturday night, creating flows that resembled a raging river over the Lake Mitchell spillway. ...
August 2, 2010 - 7:51am
Six of Wild Oak's 18 holes are still under water as the course ponders its next step
The 12th green at Wild Oak Golf Club is surrounded by water. On one side, the Firesteel Creek has crept within about 12 feet of the pinhole,...
July 2, 2010 - 12:13am