Big Sioux River Crest Lower Than Predicted;Flooding Avoided

Big Sioux River Crest Lower Than Predicted;Flooding Avoided

Photo: WNAX

The flood crest of the Big Sioux River was lower than expected, and many areas of Union County dodged significant flooding.
Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels said during the Friday briefing that the crest came earlier than expected………

Michels says a levee break upstream helped take the pressure off the lower river…………

Michels said while the crest was lower, the high water will last longer than originally predicted………

The State D.O.T. along with Union County highway department then quickly removed the temporary flood barriers and reopened Interstate 29.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Sioux Falls Catholic Bishop Paul Swain; Treat Refugees as People in Need

Bishop Paul Swain 112615

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has joined with other governors from across the country to express concerns about federal policies on Syrian refugees.

in Local

SD Retailers Dealing with Lots of Competition

shopping bags 2

While a number of stores will be open today, most retailers start early and stay late tomorrow, on “Black Friday.”

in Local

SD PUC Ready to Decide on Dakota Access Pipeline

SDPUC Commissioner Chris Nelson

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission may make a decision Monday on the route application for the Dakota Access pipeline.

in Local

Group Gathers to Protest Refugee Policy in Iowa


Around 50 people gathered outside the state capitol in Des Moines to rally against Governor Terry Branstad's order blocking Syrian refugees from settling in Iowa.

in Local

Expect More Security at UNL – Iowa Game


Husker fans are being urged to arrive early at the Nebraska-Iowa game Friday.