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South Dakota governor says plains snowpack must be monitored

PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard said Wednesday a better system for predicting snowmelt from Plains states should be put in place quickly to help avoid a repeat of last summer's Missouri River flooding.

March 14, 2012 7:00 pmLoading…
Yellowstone River flows past Billings

Yellowstone River flows past Billings

More than 2,400 water claims have been examined for the Yellowstone River between the Clarks Fork and Bighorn rivers. Workers were repairing a dike for the Lockwood Irrigation District when this photo was shot in December.

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Debate about Missouri River spending roils

Debate about Missouri River spending roils

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A proposed boost in spending for environmental projects along the Missouri River is angering farmers who claim last year's flooding is evidence that the spending focus needs to shift to flood protection. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers disputes the idea that flood pro…

March 03, 2012 6:30 pmLoading…
Exxon gives $300K to Laurel for new levee

Exxon gives $300K to Laurel for new levee

LAUREL -- It seems Mayor Ken Olson finally got his help.

August 18, 2011 5:31 pm Photos

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Water, weather wearing down flood-threatened Glasgow residents

Water, weather wearing down flood-threatened Glasgow residents

GLASGOW — The days have blurred for Lee Nelson.

June 09, 2011 5:30 pm Photos

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Glasgow resident Jim Brandt, right, keeps an eye on the levee

Glasgow resident Jim Brandt, right, keeps an eye on the levee

Glasgow resident Jim Brandt, right, keeps an eye on a leaking levee around his home in a subdivision Thursday morning with sandbagging volunteers Wayne Linder, left, and Lee Nelson.

June 09, 2011 4:25 pmLoading…
Missouri River surpasses flood stage at Pierre

Missouri River surpasses flood stage at Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. — Gary and Lynn Jensen's normally manicured lawn is overgrown and is being overlooked because an urgency to protect their south Pierre home from the fast-rising Missouri River with a 4-foot-high fortress of sandbags.

June 04, 2011 8:00 pmLoading…
South Dakota governor says other towns should prepare for flood

South Dakota governor says other towns should prepare for flood

PIERRE, S.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to release even more water from Missouri River dams will not only cause additional problems for the central South Dakota communities of Pierre and Fort Pierre, but also for the downstream cities of Yankton and Dakota Dunes in the stat…

May 29, 2011 6:00 pmLoading…

Out there: Absence of rattles gives away gopher snake's bluff

The English author Samuel Johnson famously said that “nothing focuses the mind like a hanging.”

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Corp of Engineers finishes levee work in Forsyth

Corp of Engineers finishes levee work in Forsyth

Levee rehabilitation work in Forsyth was completed two weeks ahead of schedule and before the 2011 runoff season begins, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday.

February 17, 2011 8:30 pmLoading…
Yellowstone River eating away levee that protects Laurel park, boat ramp

Yellowstone River eating away levee that protects Laurel park, boat ramp

Laurel is losing ground — about 20 feet of it so far — to the Yellowstone River along an old levee that protects its popular Riverside Park east of town. The river has also washed away about half of the park’s concrete boat ramp and buckled a portion of what’s left.

September 26, 2010 9:55 pm Photos

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Cascade County worried about new flood maps

GREAT FALLS - Cascade County officials are concerned that the cost of certifying levees along the Sun River could be prohibitive, leaving areas protected by the levees designated as floodplains as FEMA updates flood insurance-rate maps.

July 31, 2009 4:30 pmLoading…

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