Personalities: The Great Flood of 1993

Apr 7, 2017
Map of the Great Flood of 1993

The Great Flood of 1993 hit the American Midwest from May to September, running along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers and extending into nine states. Naturally, South Dakota was in its path. Chuck Anderson traveled to the southeast corner of the state, a particularly affected region.

He stopped in Montrose, a town of roughly 420 people seated northwest of Sioux Falls, that fell partially underwater. There, he met John Griffith and his father, Bill, who were in the process of repairing a damaged basement where a wall caved in.

Deb Klebanoff

Deb Klebbenhoff runs the Retreat at Pointers Ridge near Renner. She joins Dakota Midday to talk about creating a sanctuary for artists out of the ruins of a Jaycee camp, and the synergy of artists on retreat, with the possibilities of working in community.