South Dakota Flooding

News: Aug 31 - Sep 6

Sep 6, 2019

This week we bring you everything from non-meandering waters to industrial hemp production. It was a week that celebrated the state's great places, and dove deeper into the long-term impact of spring flooding and erratic weather. 

Eastern South Dakota 'Flooded' With Fish

Jul 15, 2019
Nate Wek

The eastern part of South Dakota has experienced a wetter than normal spring and summer. Areas like Watertown are experiencing water levels up to eight inches above normal for this time of year.

While the water can have a negative effect on crops and plants, fish populations should see a boost in their numbers. Brian Blackwell is a fisheries biologist for South Dakota Game Fish and Parks in the Webster area. He claims the unusually wet year on the eastern side of the state will ultimately help the multiple species of fish.

East River Gets More Heavy Rain, Flooding

Jun 26, 2018
National Weather Service

Already-waterlogged southeast South Dakota was hit with more heavy rain Monday night.  A large low-pressure system came through the area and brought heavy rains and flooding.  Andrew Kalin with the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls says the rainstorm followed a familiar path for this early Summer.