Sioux Falls area leaders update flood efforts; bike trails closing – KSFY

Sioux Falls area leaders update flood efforts; bike trails closing - KSFY

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – Sioux Falls area leaders used their daily briefing Thursday to update people on efforts to prepare for flooding that is likely to occur across the region beginning this weekend.

NORTH SIOUX CITY, South Dakota (KTIV) – Officials in North Sioux City, South Dakota will hold a public meeting Wednesday night to update residents on the Big Sioux River water levels.

Sioux Falls area leaders update flood efforts; bike trails closing

The peak flows of river levels have reduced slightly. Skunk Creek is now expected to crest Monday morning.

On Wednesday leaders say they’re monitoring both the Big Sioux and Missouri Rivers as they continue to fluctuate.

The Big Sioux River is expected to crest twice – once early Tuesday morning and once Friday morning.

City employees are placing door hangers on homes in or near the flood plain in Sioux Falls. They are reminding residents they need to be prepared for potential flooding.

Workers will be setting up trap bags in Tomar Park to block the river flow from those neighborhoods. A 2,000 foot long barrier has been built and the bags will be placed Thursday.

The Sioux Falls bike trail will close at noon on Friday. Barricades are expected to start going up on Thursday. The closure is necessary so people can drive around the levees when necessary.


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