Deep Snow Turns Into High Water

Oct 8, 2013

The heavy wet snow began melting almost as quickly as it fell. Here is an image from Saturday morning just hours after the snow stopped falling in Rapid City. Officials say a slow melt means less flooding.

The Black Hills is seeing some higher than normal water in the creeks and rivers in the wake of the blizzard that hit the region over the weekend.
Experts say catastrophic flooding is not likely–but area waterways  are running very strong  sometimes at even higher flows than seen in the spring.  

The swift moving current can be dangerous.  Officials are warning the public to stay away from area streams until the snow melt subsides.

Click on the link below to hear more from SDPB's Charles Michael Ray and the forecast for rain.