Pictures: Drought lowers Big Sioux River level in Sioux Falls Original

Big Sioux River photo by Jacob Newton

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — Drought is impacting water levels across KELOLAND, including in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the section of the Big Sioux running through Sioux Falls is listed as “much below normal for this day of the year”.

Despite rainfall on the July 8, 9 and 10, river levels in the city have remained low. You can see the impact on the drought in the photos below.

The Big Sioux below the Falls is also marked on the USGS map, and is listed as only below normal where it crosses Cliff Avenue.

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