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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This time, the Big Sioux should begin receding Saturday and stop flooding even nearby agricultural land by Monday morning.
We didn't expect for the upper end of the Big Sioux River to be better for big catfish," he says.
National headquarters has seen a 25 percent spike in calls, and Newhouse cited a 10 to 15 percent increase at the Big Sioux Chapter
A series of levees constructed on either side of the Big Sioux River as it wanders through Sioux Falls protects the city from flooding.
The study corridors are: Upper Iowa River in Howard and Winneshiek counties; Maquoketa River in Delaware County; Cedar River in Bremer and Black Hawk counties, Black Hawk Creek in Grundy and Black Hawk counties; Iowa River in Johnson and Louisa counties; Lake Odessa in Louisa County; Lower Des Moines River in Wapello, Davis, and Van Buren counties; South Skunk River in Story County; West Nishnabotna River in Pottawattamie and Mills counties; West Fork Des Moines River in Emmet and Palo Alto counties; Little Sioux River in Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, O Brien, Cherokee, Ida, and Woodbury counties; and Big Sioux River in Lyon, Sioux, and Plymouth counties.
The Skunky at the time was (and so remains) a creek off the modestly larger Big Sioux River, which empties 70 miles distant into the middle Missouri River at Sioux City.
Justification: These properties are identified as land side storm water detention as part of the Big Sioux Levee Protection Plan and Operations manual.
Normal operation of these sites in a high water event on the Big Sioux would be less than a week.
Xcel Energy today held a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the construction of a new electrical power substation on the site of the former stockyards near the Falls of the Big Sioux River in downtown Sioux Falls, SD.