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Water Levels Holding Steady In Sioux Falls

July 9, 2012, 9:45 AM by Kellee Azar

Water Levels Holding Steady In Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The rain we saw in excessive amounts over the past few years is actually the reason plenty of water is making its way through the Big Sioux River helping keep Sioux Falls from adding additional watering restrictions.

With hot temperatures and a lack of rain, many people are thinking twice before doing some of their usual outdoor chores.

"Yeah, we try to do it early in the morning or once the sun goes down at night or usually at night is better because it gives them time to absorb a little bit more before the sun comes out," Sioux Falls resident Sarah Kenyon said.

In order to help the city and conserve even more water Sarah Kenyon and her family got creative.

"We have a rain barrel.  So we use that to water the garden and all of our perennials in the backyard.  So I feel like we are kind of doing our part by using that instead of the spigot," Kenyon said.

And while water is steadily flowing down the Big Sioux, water officials agree doing anything, even having a water barrel, can make all the difference.

"Well water is a limited resource for everyone on this planet and managing your resources is the wise thing to do," Sioux Falls Water Superintendent Greg Anderson said.

Last year's downpours are also helping keep this year's water supply afloat.

"Well, there is no doubt that the excessive rain that we had in 2010 and 2011 filled up the lake system which is now supplying the river which keeps it flowing for us to use," Anderson said.

And as long as everyone dies their part, it helps keep Sioux Falls in a comfortable spot and avoid more water restrictions. 

“Yeah, it makes sense and I think that everybody should try to follow it,” Kenyon said. 

Homeowners now allowed to water their lawns between noon and 5 p.m.  The days you can water is also restricted; if your address is an even number you can water on even numbered days and odd numbered homes are allowed to water on odd days.

You can find more information about watering restrictions on the Sioux Falls City website.

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