Monday, March 23, 2009

Big Sioux River flood warnings

Saturday evening I drove by the Big Sioux River near Flandreau and it's pretty much open. But with weekend rains and all the snow melt, flood warnings have been posted for almost all the river.

This old photo (h/t CraigZone on Flickr) shows how bad it can get, here's to hoping it doesn't go that far, but this post is just a quick reminder to all paddlers to stay off any river under flood warning.

After waiting months of winter to paddle, nothing would be more disheartening than to go out on a flooded waterway and risk life, limb, and boat. The water will decline in time, so let's stay safe.

Anyone with recent photos of South Dakota waterways that are high, please share them with the club.

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