User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


66° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Records Broken On Big Sioux River

June 19, 2014, 5:33 PM

Records Broken On Big Sioux River

The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded the highest streamflow in the Big Sioux River since record keeping began in 1929.

A USGS streamgage on the river in Akron, Iowa, recorded a record stage of 25.46 feet on Thursday.  The streamflow is operating at approximately 108,000 cubic feet per second. The previous record of 80,800 cfs was in 1969.

The current flooding has a 0.5 to 1 percent change of occurring each year.  

USGS field crews are measuring the flooding throughout the state. The data is being used by the National Weather Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, state and local agencies.

The USGS is also distributing rapid deployment gages to monitor areas where streamgages do not exist. There are 144 USGS-operated streamgages in South Dakota.

Residents near the Big Sioux River can receive instant alerts via email or text message about water conditions from the USGS’s WaterAlert system.  

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

SF Drug Ring Involved 220 lbs. Of Marijuana

8/27/2014 5:48 PM

Her boyfriend was killed during a botched robbery in December in northwest Sioux Falls. Faith Rasmussen and her mother, Theresa, have now pleaded guil...

Full Story | Watch
SF Mother, Daughter Admit To Large Drug Conspiracy

8/27/2014 10:54 AM

Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...

Full Story
Lead Woman Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Child

8/30/2014 11:39 AM

A Lead woman has pleaded guilty to having sex with a 12-year-old boy.

Full Story
Speeding Suspect Arrested For Auto Theft, Other Charges

8/27/2014 10:05 PM

Sioux Falls Police have a man in custody after a driver attempted to elude authorities during a traffic stop.

Full Story
Iowa Woman Died In Two-Vehicle Crash

9/1/2014 10:56 AM

Authorities in Iowa have released the name of a woman who died in a crash Friday night.

Full Story


Events