Heavy rainfall in the Sioux Falls metropolitan area on April 6-7

Heavy rain fell across the Sioux Falls area on April 6th and 7th causing flooding in the city as well as to creeks and rivers across Minnehaha County.  Skunk Creek, Beaver Creek, Split Rock Creek, and the Big Sioux River have all risen above flood stage.    Here is a list of links for the latest river stages in the Sioux Falls area:

Skunk Creek, 2 miles northeast of Hartford, South Dakota
Skunk Creek, 6 miles southeast of Chester, South Dakota
Skunk Creek, west side of Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Willow Creek, Crooks, 2 miles southwest of Crooks, South Dakota
Big Sioux River, 3 miles southwest of Dell Rapids, South Dakota
Big Sioux River, 60th St. N., Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Big Sioux River, near Maple St., Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Big Sioux River, near Western Ave and I-229, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Big Sioux River, near North Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Split Rock Creek, 1 mile east of Corson, South Dakota
Rock River, 5 miles southeast of Hardwick, Minnesota
Rock River, Luverne, Minnesota
Rock River, Rock Rapids, Iowa
Rock River, Rock Valley, Iowa

Below is a graphic showing the rainfall around the Sioux Falls area followed by a a list of rainfall reports.  You can click on the image to enlarge it.

Map of radar rainfall estimates and rainfall observations in the Sioux Falls vicinity.  Click to enlarge.

Rainfall totals through 8 AM, April 7, 2006

Renner, South Dakota

4.90

Crooks, South Dakota 4.83
Madison St and Sycamore Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 4.30
Hartford South Dakota 4.25
60th St. N. and Minnesota Ave Sioux Falls, South Dakota 3.63
Western Ave. and 57th St., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 3.60
Corson, South Dakota 3.53
EROS Data Center 3.52
Sioux Falls Airport 3.36
12th St. and Main Ave. (Pavilion), Sioux Falls, South Dakota 3.13
Wall Lake, South Dakota 3.07
Maple Street and I-29, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

3.00

Bahnson and E. 18th St., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2.78
North Cliff Ave. and Rice St., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2.53
E. 26th St. and Sycamore Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2.45
Hwy. 11 and E. 41st St., Sioux Falls, South Dakota 2.41
Salem, South Dakota 2.37
4th Ave and E. 28th St. (Patrick Henry MS), Sioux Falls, SD  2.24
Dell Rapids, South Dakota 2.21
Buffalo Trading Post (NW Minnehaha County) 2.04
Parker, South Dakota 1.79
Rock Valley, Iowa 1.58
Luverne, Minnesota 1.57
Chester, South Dakota 1.54
Hull, Iowa 1.53



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