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WATERTOWN OFFICIALS ARE URGING RESIDENTS TO BEGIN MAKING PREPARATIONS FOR FLOODING ON THE BIG SIOUX RIVER
City of Watertown and County officials are continuing to monitor the increasing water levels on the Big Sioux River this weekend. This morning (Saturday) officials were in contact with the Army Corps of Engineers who are now advising that “advanced measures” are necessary and are encouraging Watertown residents to begin taking steps to protect infrastructure in and around their homes. Officials are concerned that warm temperatures compounded by the potential for rainfall this week will increase water levels resulting in quick snowmelt and flooding conditions in Watertown.
Residents are encouraged to begin sandbagging around their residences both in town and at Lake Kampeska. Sandbags are free of charge and are available at the Codington County Jail located at 119 South Maple Street.
Officials are continuing to monitor the situation and will provide updates to the public as they become available.