Floodwaters Damage Recreation Area, Roads
April 18, 2011, 4:36 PM
KINSBURY COUNTY, SD -
The flood at Lake Thompson is damaging a state recreation area.
The lake has spilled over the main road into the park covering 200 yards of pavement in three different places. Park officials would like to dump rocks along the pavement to stop the waves, but that would damage a three-mile stretch of township road.
"We're in kind of a catch 22 with weight restrictions. There's not a lot we can do except pray the water does go down and Mother Nature stops the fury a little bit," recreation area manager John Christensen said.
That's not the only problem in Kingsbury County. The Oldham grade, which connects Highway 25 to the town of Oldham, is in danger of going under.
"With the lake being as high as it is, we're getting tremendous waves with a north wind that goes across the road and eats away at the grade itself and is washing the road out," Kingsbury Co. Highway Superintendent Dave Sorenson said.
© 2011 KELOLAND TV. All Rights Reserved.
11/22/2014 7:09 AM
South Dakota authorities are searching for a Sisseton man following a shooting early Saturday morning that left four people dead and another person in...
11/22/2014 10:40 AM
Colter Richard Arbach has been located and identified as one of the four people shot and killed this morning in Sisseston.
11/19/2014 4:59 PM
She's already admitted to running a large marijuana ring, now Faith Rasmussen is accused of arranging a deadly robbery.
11/22/2014 5:51 PM
It appears a Sisseton man killed three people and injured a fourth before killing himself early Saturday morning, according to the South Dakota A...
11/24/2014 10:32 AM
Authorities release the names of the people shot to death and hurt in Sisseton over the weekend.