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The National Weather Service has released its flood outlook for this coming spring.  The outlook has been updated to show an increased risk of flooding across eastern South Dakota. 

 

Laura Edwards, climatologist with the South Dakota State extension office, explained why the flood risk has risen over the past month...

 

 

 

 

On Average Aberdeen experiences around 30 inches of snowfall any given winter.  Already this winter, Aberdeen is over 60 inches of snow according to the National Weather Service and there is more coming. 

 

Edwards compared conditions this year to a year many South Dakotan’s remember, 1997...

 

 

 

 

Edwards also gave a worst case scenario when it comes to prime flooding conditions...

 

 

 

 

Edwards says no matter what the flood conditions will be when the snow finally melts now is the time to act...

 

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