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FLOOD UPDATE FOR MARCH 28TH, 2019
Water levels will continue to rise throughout the day. The current anticipated crest on the Big Sioux River is today at a level of 12 feet. The current level is 11.71 feet. Willow Creek crested early this morning at a level of 12.2 inches. This was a 2nd highest all time crest level for this creek.
The current level at Lake Kampeska is 36.4 inches over full, this is up eight inches from yesterday. The anticipated rise is from 40-48 inches above full by Saturday afternoon. Lake Pelican currently is 16 inches above full, with anticipated crest later next week (April 5th) of 40 inches above full.
Current road closures are: 3rd Ave. NW in the 600 block, 10th Ave. NW between 7th St. & 9th St., Kemp Ave. between Kampeska Blvd. and 3rd St. West. These will be closed until further updates are available. The next closure will be 4th avenue SW if it goes over the road. Kemp Ave. currently does not have water going over the road but is being closed for preventative purposes.
There are numerous roads in the county that are closed: such as 38th Ave north, 166th St. between Rauville and the Tree Farm, Sioux Confer Road, County road 2 & 4. Please be prepared and cautious when traveling on county and township roads as they are either closed or not in very good condition.
Also, sump pump water can not be pumped into the sanitary sewer drains in your homes. This water needs to be pumped outside to the street or your backyard. The city is currently doing checks around the city to enforce this ordinance.
Municipal Utilities is monitoring the gas and electric meters on the outside of homes at the lake. If there becomes a safety issue with water for those meters, Utilities will shut off that service. Contact Utilities 24/7 at 605-882-6233 for any issues relating to gas, electric or water service.
Please be prepared to plug your floor drains if you live at the lake in low lying areas. Plugging your floor drains not only protects the sewer system but it also protects your home and your neighbors’ homes.