Lingering cool weather softening flood worries
After drought years, area can absorb water
With the caveat that conditions can always change, officials are optimistic that Sioux Falls and eastern South Dakota will escape the worst of flooding.
That, despite a lot of snow that accumulated this winter – well above normal amounts. Those snowpacks remain in the upper James River and Big Sioux River watersheds in the north.
But a host of factors have come together to create favorable conditions that could minimize flooding.
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