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.


61° 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

Two People Go To Hospital Following Fight

7/28/2014 11:30 AM

Sioux Falls Police say a large fight behind the Best Buy store on 41st Street landed two people in the hospital early Sunday morning.

Full Story
Fmr. Walworth State's Attny. Charged With Rape

7/30/2014 1:27 PM

The former Walworth County State's Attorney has been arrested and charged with three counts of first-degree rape.

Full Story
Clerk Hurt During Attempted Robbery

7/27/2014 8:07 AM

Sioux Falls police are investigating an early morning attempted armed robbery that injured a clerk at a west-side convenience store.

Full Story
Severe Thunderstorm Hits Corsica

7/26/2014 5:55 PM

Severe storms dropped heavy rain and large hail today in many parts of KELOLAND.

Full Story | Watch
Two 16-Year-Olds Arrested In Vandalism Spree

7/25/2014 11:30 AM

According to Sioux Falls Police, two 16-year-olds were arrested overnight after a vandalism spree.

Full Story


Events