Woodbury County officials update flooding conditions

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SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Officials say despite the Missouri River expected to crest Saturday, the flooding conditions in near Sioux City are not near the 2011 levels the area experienced.

During a news conferenced Friday morning, Sioux City Fire Cheif Tom Everett said they do expect some minor flooding in Sioux City. They also expect the levels to start receding Saturday night.

He said officials are asking for residents to avoid the riverfront Friday and Saturday.

At midnight, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased flows at Gavins Point Dam to 100,000 cubic feet per second (cfs).

Officials with the City of Sioux City and Woodbury County Emergency Management are implementing precautionary measures to protect critical infrastructure in Sioux City.

Guided by the historical floods of 2011, the City has prioritized the risks present and has had crews monitoring conditions along the Missouri, Big Sioux and Floyd Rivers throughout the night.

Minor flooding and minor road closures on Hamilton Boulevard under Interstate 29 are expected.


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Posted by KTIV News 4 on Friday, March 15, 2019

At midnight, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased flows at Gavins Point Dam to 100,000 cubic feet per second. officials with the City of Sioux City and Woodbury County Emergency Management are implementing precautionary measures to protect critical infrastructure in Sioux City.

Guided by the historical floods of 2011, the City has prioritized the risks present and has had crews monitoring conditions along the Missouri,

Big Sioux and Floyd Rivers throughout the night. Minor flooding and minor road closures on Hamilton Boulevard under Interstate 29 are expected.

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