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    SD - Flooding in Pierre, SD

    Pierre, South Dakota is about to be inundated with flood water; tomorrow the Army Corps of Engineers is further opening flood gates to relieve high water further up the Missouri River. This flooding is due to snow melts and high rainfall amounts in Wyoming, The Black Hills, North Dakota, Montana and Canada.

    It is expected that a minimum of 3000 people will be directly affected by the flooding and that the flooding will continue for 2 months. People WILL lose their homes, some have already.

    Local newspaper:
    http://www.capjournal.com/

    Think about/pray for these people; they will need all the help they can get.

    The video is from several days ago, the water is higher now. CAUTION....there are some graphic comments/posts attached to this video but it shows what is happening with the water and also the frustration in the area. The flooding is much worse today, the 2nd of June. I will update as I find videos. The causeway, shown in the video, is now covered with water.

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    As Missouri River Rises, Control Efforts Take Shape

    "The threat from the river provoked a mix of reactions in the states that it passes through. Al Berndt, the assistant director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency, said his many concerns included charts that showed that 10 of 14 levee systems could be topped, as well as the possible impact on two nuclear power plants along the river, both of which are taking protective measures."




    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/03/us...augaard&st=cse

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    S.D. Floodwaters Will Rise When Corps Opens Dams

    http://www.npr.org/2011/06/03/136909...rps-opens-dams



    S. Dakota residents evacuate ahead of dam releases [slideshow of pics]

    http://www.seattlepi.com/news/articl...ms-1406130.php



    Missouri River Flooding 2011: South Dakota Residents Told Evacuation Could Last 2 Months (VIDEO)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/0..._n_869154.html
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    Pictures from this afternoon, June 3rd. The water flow will increase again this evening and during the coming days. It is expected that there will be further cut-offs of power and gas to the area; as residents leave their homes these utilities are disconnected until the people can return.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/capital...7626752935081/

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    Rounds, other evacuees prepare for worst, question Corps management

    FORT PIERRE -- Former Gov. Mike Rounds pondered the irony as he watched a dump truck and bulldozer shape a protective levee of dirt between his new home and the rising Missouri River.

    “We live right next to a flood-control structure,” Rounds said, referring to the massive Oahe Dam just a mile or two upstream. “This isn’t something I ever expected to see.”

    It is, however, something Rounds expects to lead to an investigation of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers management policies on the Missouri River. A call for the evacuation of more than 3,000 people in Pierre and Fort Pierre because of unprecedented water releases from Oahe Dam will eventually be followed by a call -- from Rounds and other evacuees -- for a hard look at the Corps and the way it operates.

    http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news...tml?mode=story

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    Standing Rock residents prepare for high waters


    Residents on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation say they are trying to stay ahead of the rising Missouri River.

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    Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Saturday the Army Corps of Engineers is taking steps to make sure the main causeway road into Fort Yates is kept open.

    The corps also plans to protect Fort Yates' municipal water intake and the burial site of the Sioux chief Sitting Bull.

    http://www.rapidcityjournal.com/news...3211700cc.html

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    2011 Missouri River Flood
    Flooding Expectations At Lower Brule
    Air Date: 05/31/2011

    By Jackelyn Severin

    As of right now the Pierre/Ft. Pierre area and Dakota Dunes are the only communities expected to be hit by major flooding from increased water releases at the Oahe dam. Governor Dennis Daugaard says minor flooding is likely to occur in Yankton and areas below Gavin’s Point Dam.

    Officials with the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe say the Army Corps of Engineers plan to keep water levels at the 1, 419 foot level near the Big Bend Dam. Larry Jandreau is the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe Emergency Manager. He says if the Corps can maintain these levels there should be very little if any flooding in the area.

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    Photo galleries show weekend flooding in Pierre/Ft. Pierre SD

    Missouri River Flooding, June 5, 2011

    http://www.argusleader.com/apps/pbcs...6040801&Ref=PH
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    This is sad-- makes me sick to my stomach to look at.

    We're expecting to be flooded within the next week or two. We have been packing up all of the important/irreplaceable things.


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    We live in Omaha, reports are that we may be cut off by next weekend. We are planning to leave for the East Coast by car on 6-18 now wonder if we need to cancel our trip.
    Our problem is so small compared to what others are experiencing.
    There is a lot of anger at the Army Corps of Engineers in this area. Won't get into that because I don't know all the issues, just seems their PR has been very poorly managed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snick1946 View Post
    We live in Omaha, reports are that we may be cut off by next weekend. We are planning to leave for the East Coast by car on 6-18 now wonder if we need to cancel our trip.
    Our problem is so small compared to what others are experiencing.
    There is a lot of anger at the Army Corps of Engineers in this area. Won't get into that because I don't know all the issues, just seems their PR has been very poorly managed.
    There is A LOT of anger at the Corps of Engineers around here as well. They really should have been letting water out MUCH sooner because of all of the snow that was received this past winter.

    I hope you don't have to cancel your trip, Snick. Keep us updated!!

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    We're in The Black Hills so there isn't flooding here, not like the flood that went through Rapid City where many people died. It is amazing to see the impact to the towns along the river. It seems like many won't be covered by flood insurance but will lose a lot. There has to be an inquiry after but it doesn't help people now.

    Be safe!
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    Old fuel tanks cause odor downtown

    By Ruth Brown
    Published/Last Modified on Thursday, Jun 09, 2011 - 04:27:02 pm CDT

    The potent odor of fuel may be found in some Pierre downtown businesses but officials say although the smell is unpleasant it is not a health hazard nor is it explosive.

    At least two buildings downtown have experienced petroleum vapors and fuel oil showing up in their basements.

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