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Water Around Waubay Still Rising

May 17, 2010, 10:00 PM by Erich Schaffhauser

WAUBAY, SD - As flood conditions improve across the state, they’re only getting worse in Waubay.

Water continues to flow toward the town where homes are already flooded. So the flood fight there still has no end in sight.

With yards and roads inundated with water along Blue Dog Lake in Waubay, homes and cabins are meeting the same fate.

"The water never left here. It just kept coming up and up," David Moen said.

So now Moen and other property owners are fighting a seemingly never ending battle against flooding.

Sandbags have become the norm around homes. In one place a dock has become a make-shift bridge just to reach a house.

The lake has been rising all spring and that's projected to continue. Even if it stays dry for the time being, the problem is sure to get worse. There's still water flowing from lakes to the north.

"So I'm trying to save what I can," Moen said.

Moen's cabin had so much snow surrounding it this spring, he couldn't sandbag before the flooding started. All he can do now is rip apart water-logged rooms, and undo ten years worth of work inside.

"It has two bathrooms and a kitchen that are totally destroyed and a couple bedrooms that are ripped apart," Moen said.

Moen knows for sure he won't have the cabin back to normal this year. He just hopes the water recedes before winter.

Moen has insurance but doesn't know when the water will let him fix everything it's ruined.

"Hopefully I'll have something to start over with," Moen said.

Blue Dog Lake has already passed historic marks. Those living along it will be reminded of that for weeks to come.

Enemy Swim Lake to the north of Blue Dog Lake still has more than a foot of water it needs to send south.

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