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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We didn't expect for the upper end of the Big Sioux River to be better for big catfish," he says.
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.
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 city initially thought it could correct the problem by constructing a stormwater pump station to pump excess flows over the levee and into the nearby Big Sioux River.
We used to catch a few pike some springs at Klondike, where an old river town once sat on the east bank of the Big Sioux River not far from Sioux Falls.
In South Dakota, snowmelt and heavy rain drove the James, Vermillion and Big Sioux Rivers over their banks.