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This probabilistic forecast is issued by the Missouri Basin River Forecast Center.
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Forecasts for the Big Sioux River near Dell Rapids are issued as needed during times of high water, but are not routinely available.

Vertical Datum updated from NGVD29 to NAVD88 by gauge owner.

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Downstream Gauge Downstream Gauge - at Sioux Falls I-90
Zoom Level:14
Flood Categories (in feet)
Major Flood Stage: 15
Moderate Flood Stage: 14
Flood Stage: 12
Action Stage: 11
Low Stage (in feet): -9999

Historic Crests
(1) 16.72 ft on 09/13/2019
(2) 16.47 ft on 04/09/1969
(3) 16.29 ft on 09/25/2010
(4) 16.02 ft on 03/15/2007
(5) 15.98 ft on 03/24/2019 (P)
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Recent Crests
(1) 16.72 ft on 09/13/2019
(2) 15.98 ft on 03/24/2019 (P)
(3) 14.20 ft on 04/27/2018
(4) 9.37 ft on 05/24/2017
(5) 7.43 ft on 03/11/2016
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(P): Preliminary values subject to further review.

Low Water Records
Currently none available.
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Latitude/Longitude Disclaimer: The gauge location shown in the above map is the approximate location based on the latitude/longitude coordinates provided to the NWS by the gauge owner.
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19 The bridge on 250th Street just west of Baltic is overtopped.
16 The water reaches the bottom of the bridge on 250th Street west of Baltic, and 248th Street east of the gauge is flooded, along with several other county roads. Flooding will affect the city of Renner with water going over the main road in town.
15.5 Water begins to impact residential areas in Dell Rapids. County Road 130 in Renner is flooded.
15 Some homes in Dell Rapids and Renner are flooded, and the Jaycee Camp between Baltic and Renner is also flooded.
14.5 250th Street west of Baltic is flooded, Park Road in Dell Rapids is flooded, and some homes and businesses along 1st Avenue in Dell Rapids are flooded.
14 Significant amounts of agricultural lands are flooded through the basin, and the park in Dell Rapids begins to flood.
12 Agricultural lands along the lower banks of the river begin to flood.
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(2) Downstream View

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Sioux Falls, SD 57104-0198
(605) 330-4247
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