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Event Details

Event Flood
-- Flood Cause Heavy Rain / Snow Melt
State SOUTH DAKOTA
County/Area AURORA
WFO FSD
Begin Date 03/17/2011 06:00:00 CST-6
Begin Range 15
Begin Azimuth NNW
Begin Location WHITE LAKE
Begin Lat/Lon 43.94/-98.81
End Date 03/31/2011 23:59:00 CST-6
End Range 5
End Azimuth NNE
End Location STORLA
End Lat/Lon 43.94/-98.33
Deaths Direct/Indirect 0/0 (fatality details below, when available...)
Injuries Direct/Indirect 0/0
Property Damage 0.00K
Crop Damage 0.00K
Episode Narrative Melting of a heavy winter snow cover caused flooding of small streams and lakes in several counties in southeast South Dakota. The flooding included farmland and other lowlands, with some roads flooded and damaged. High water and groundwater levels resulting from record precipitation in the previous year contributed to the rapid onset of the flooding. The flooding began with warm weather which arrived at the middle of the month, and continued through the end of the month.
Event Narrative Melting of a heavy winter snow cover caused flooding of lowlands and small streams, including considerable flooding of farmland. Several roads in the county were flooded. Some of the roads were closed, and some were washed out in spots. The flooding onset was rapid for a snow melt flood due to high water and groundwater levels from record precipitation in the year 2010.


All events for this episode:

Location County/Zone St. Date Time T.Z. Type Mag Dth Inj PrD CrD
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
RAMONA LAKE CO. SD 03/16/2011 06:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CARTHAGE MINER CO. SD 03/16/2011 06:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
OSCEOLA KINGSBURY CO. SD 03/16/2011 06:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
WHITE LAKE AURORA CO. SD 03/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
CROW LAKE JERAULD CO. SD 03/17/2011 06:00 CST-6 Flood 0 0 0.00K 0.00K
Totals: 0 0 0.00K 0.00K