Flooding is becoming a problem in even more communities across South Dakota. Officials are monitoring dams, levees and sandbags to make sure the barriers hold against the floodwaters.
City crews have been out doing levee patrols 24 hours a day. That includes checking for seepage, sand boils and measuring down elevations at different bridges, which can help determine how fast levels are rising or lowering.
“Water levels thankfully have reduced from what they were predicted earlier last week so that it’s not getting as high as it could have, so we have not had any risk of any overtopping or record levels on the river,” Environmental, Storm Water Manager Andy Berg said.
Berg says there are six crews, three for each 12-hour shift. He says crews will be out until the water levels lower.