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 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.
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. Estimates for that project exceeded $5.7 million.
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.
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.
The spill reached the Rock River, which joins the Big Sioux River before merging into the Missouri River at Sioux City.
In South Dakota, snowmelt and heavy rain drove the James, Vermillion and Big Sioux Rivers over their banks.