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March 27, 1993:

Rain and a rapid snowmelt caused the Big Sioux and Vermillion Rivers to rise to 1 to 8 feet above flood stage March 26th through March 31st, 1993. The worst of the flooding occurred in far southeast South Dakota where large areas of farmland were under water. The floodwaters closed at least 4 state highways in southeast South Dakota and blocked dozens of smaller roads in the east. Large chunks of ice on the Big Sioux led to many temporary ice jams. The ice jams took out fences and washed out roads. In some areas the ice had to be pushed off of the roads with tractors.


Record Highs: Record Lows:
Aberdeen: 83 (1946) Aberdeen: -12 (1913)
Kennebec: 89 (1988) Kennebec: -10 (1913)
Mobridge: 84 (1946) Mobridge: -5 (1913)
Pierre: 87 (1988) Pierre: 4 (1970)
Sisseton: 78 (1946) Sisseton: 0 (1955)
Timber Lake: 84 (1946) Timber Lake: -4 (1931)
Watertown: 76 (1946) Watertown: -4 (1913)
Wheaton: 66 (1968) Wheaton: 0 (1955)

Record Precipitation: Record Snowfall:
Aberdeen: 0.81" (1975) Aberdeen: 7.2" (1975)
Kennebec: 1.80" (2004) Kennebec: 10.0" (1975)
Mobridge: 1.10" (1975) Mobridge: 11.2" (1975)
Pierre: 1.40" (2004) Pierre: 2.0" (1995)
Sisseton: 1.27" (1995) Sisseton: 8.0" (1984)
Timber Lake: 0.91" (1950) Timber Lake: 9.0" (1950)
Watertown: 1.90" (1921) Watertown: 6.0" (1921)
Wheaton: 1.00" (1975) Wheaton: 6.0" (1975)


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