Tuesday, February 22, 2011

March Pool Sessions

We have scheduled additional pool sessions at the YWCA in Sioux Falls.

Sunday, March 13th - 11am-1pm
Sunday, March 20th - 11am-1pm

Both sessions are free to members. Not a member? $10 single / $12 family for a year membership.

SDCKA Board Members will be on hand to work with you on wet exits and reentry. Space is limited for each session - so sign up soon. We will have boats on hand if you don't have one.

Email me to sign-up dahlmeis@hotmail.com

I'd encourage you to wear clothing that you typcially paddle in. Getting into your boat might be easy if you're wearing a swimsuit, but if you normally paddle in pants, that could add an extra challenge. Changing rooms are available poolside.

Pool sessions are a great way to help you familiarize yourself with your boat.

February pool session photos...

Thursday, February 17, 2011

NWS Spring Flooding Outlook Presentation


Another Tough Year for Paddling?

S.D. flooding expected along James, Big Sioux rivers
Argus Leader Feb. 17, 2011

A new 90-day outlook from the National Weather Service continues to forecast a high probability of major spring flooding on most of the James and Big Sioux rivers through South Dakota.

Thursday’s report shows an 85 percent to 95 percent chance of major flooding at Columbia, Stratford, Ashton, Huron, Mitchell, Scotland and Yankton.

The probability of major flooding is the same on the Big Sioux River from Watertown to Sioux Falls.

The weather service said the soil moisture content is above normal, especially in the Big Sioux River basin. It said snow depth has decreased in many areas because of warm temperatures this week, but that water content in the remaining snowpack is high.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

SF Mayor / Parks Department listening session

I'd encourage SDCKA members to attend this session and share your thoughts with Mayor Huether and Parks Director Kearney.

Mayor, parks director to talk with residents Saturday
Argus Leader Feb. 9, 2011

Sioux Falls’ mayor and director of parks and recreation will talk with the public at an event Saturday morning.

The Listening and Learning Session runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Hy-Vee, 1900 S. Marion Road.

Don Kearney, director of Parks and Recreation, will give an update on the Recreation Needs Assessment Project.

Mayor Mike Huether will discuss any topics involving the city of Sioux Falls.

Kearney will provide a summary of the duties and responsibilities performed by department staff in the winter months, recap the 2010 capital
projects that improved existing park infrastructure, and discuss plans for west-side bike trail improvements.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Pool Session - SUNDAY

If you'd like to join us for the pool session on Sunday (FEB 13), don't forget to RSVP. We have room for 12-14. Please let me know if you need a boat.

RSVP to dahlmeis@hotmail.com

Registered so far:
  1. Jessica P
  2. Robin S
  3. Kati A
  4. Rosalin W
  5. Byron H
  6. Deb G
  7. Curt J
  8. Curt J's wife
  9. Jon C
  10. Tim
  11. Bev