Big Sioux


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Big Sioux

(so͞o), river, 420 mi (676 km) long, rising in NE S.Dak. and flowing S into the Missouri River. It passes through an agricultural region that produces corn, oats, hogs, and beef cattle. The river's meandering course drops 20 ft (6 m) and services a hydroelectric station there. The Big Sioux forms part of the border between Iowa and South Dakota.
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The fast-moving Big Sioux has been swollen by days of thunderstorms and is expected to crest Friday more than a foot above the previous record level set in 1969, threatening homes and businesses in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota.
The Big Sioux River also has "large amounts of foam," according to the AP, and firefighters are trying to combat the problem by blowing the foam away with water hoses.
Some of the similarities are obvious, such as both cities have Sioux in their names and are located on rivers, the Big Sioux River for Sioux Falls and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers for Sioux City.
Across the country, where we have the Contact Center up and running, our organization seems very seamless," explained Barb Newhouse, president and chief executive officer of the organization's Big Sioux Chapter in Sioux City, Iowa.
The facility is located in an area bordered by the Vermillion, Missouri, Big Sioux and James Rivers and is as close as 500 feet to one river on the south side.
She began as the Chapter Executive of its Big Sioux Chapter in Sioux City, Iowa, and is currently serving as Vice President of Chapter Relations for the national organization in Chicago, Illinois.
National Champion Runner-Up: T34m B1g S10ux, Big Sioux Composite Squadron, Brookings, South Dakota; Third Place: Team Left Coast, Fort Fisher Division, San Diego, Calif.