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Flooding Threat Low In Lake County

March 16, 2014, 9:51 PM by Hailey Higgins

Flooding Threat Low In Lake County
MADISON, SD -

After many years of flooding, people living in the Madison area may finally get a break. The Emergency Manager in Lake County is optimistic that this year may break a trend.

When Doug Huntrods began his new job as Emergency Manager in January, he was given one warning: expect to be busy in the spring.

"My understanding of the history of Lake County is in the 14 years prior to 2013, we've had 11 flood events out of the 13 or 14 years." Huntrods said.

But that could be changing this year.  Park Creek, which runs right through the middle of Madison, is running low and slow.

"The streams have all opened up, they're all flowing. Not any significant tice flow moving in the streams and most of the snow pack has melted off as well, so we don't expect a lot of runoff," Huntrods said.

Still, the county highway department is keeping close tabs on the runoff, watching bridges and culverts to make sure they stay open, because conditions could change quickly.

"The one thing we foresee that could change it is if we got a large deep, heavy wet snow followed by a large rain," Huntrods said.

That's because the ground is still frozen and wouldn't be able to soak up the excess water. But at least for now, it looks like homeowners will stay high and dry.

"So it's typically a history of flooding, but this year it looks like we are going to get lucky," Huntrods said.

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