Flooding on the James, Vermillion, and Big Sioux Rivers
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Flooding on the James, Vermillion, and Big Sioux Rivers hearing before the Subcommittee on Water Resources of the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, August 17, 1984, Vermillion, South Dakota. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Water Resources.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English

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Places:

  • South Dakota.

Subjects:

  • Flood control -- South Dakota.,
  • Floods -- South Dakota.

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Edition Notes

SeriesS. hrg. ;, 98-1085
Classifications
LC ClassificationsKF26 .E683 1984b
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 94 p. :
Number of Pages94
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2663524M
LC Control Number85600911

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Minor flooding is expected along the James River and Pipestem Creek in North Dakota. Minor flooding is projected to occur along the White River in South Dakota, and has already occurred along the Vermillion River and Firesteel Creek. Moderate level flooding is ongoing along the Big Sioux River, and on Turtle Creek.   “The incredible amounts of rainfall received since the first of September has resulted in major to record flooding along the James, Vermillion, and Big Sioux Rivers. Provisional stage records have been set at 5 South Dakota locations within the James, Vermillion, and Big Sioux basins,” said Low. River Gages currently at Flood Stage include:Author: Matthew Haave. A combination of snowmelt, ice jams, and heavy rains drove the Vermillion, Big Sioux, and James Rivers over their banks. Some residents described the flooding as the worst in living memory, according to the Associated Press. Snowmelt and heavy rain have driven the James, Vermillion and Big Sioux rivers up to and out of their banks in some places. Ice jams near bridges have made the situation worse.

As of Ma Edwards said the forecasted month-end crest along the Big Sioux from Brookings and southward, and the lower James River, may rank among the top five highest historically. River levels could be close to past peaks in , , and even record levels in some reaches of these rivers. major flooding of agricultural land begins, flooding approximately acres between Davis and Vermillion. The town of Davis and several rural roads also begin flooding. the higher banks and levees get overtopped, and flooding of some rural roads south of Davis begins. Also th Street between th and th Avenue is flooded. A man kayaks down the flooding Big Sioux River on Monday near Tuthill Park in Sioux Falls, S.D. Snowmelt and heavy rain have driven the James, Vermillion and Big Sioux rivers up to and out of. Three-quarters of Vermillion, S.D., was washed away in when an ice jam formed at the confluence of the Vermillion and Missouri rivers, flooding the city. (The Missouri soon changed course.

  Flooding Major to record flooding occurred on the Big Sioux, Vermillion, James, and Rock Rivers. Major to record flooding also occurred on Pipestone and Split Rock Creeks. Runoff from the James, Vermillion, and Big Sioux Rivers during September was more than twice the previous record and some 16 times higher than average, said Edwards. A number of U.S. climate.   The National Weather Service is forecasting high flows on the Big Sioux, Vermillion, and James Rivers from melting snowpack. Mountain snowpack accumulation is about average (lower right graphic). System storage is MAF; MAF of the MAF of flood control storage is occupied. Rain that fell on snow from March led to record flooding in the James, Vermillion and Big Sioux River basins. The following warmer weather and resultant melting snow upstream of the rainfall areas have resulted in ongoing high flows in much of the state.