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Crews in Sioux Falls continue flood recovery efforts

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Public Works crews continue to respond to incidents caused by Monday’s heavy rain event.

“We are continuing our efforts to empty storm water holding areas in preparation for additional rainfall,” said Public Works Director Mark Cotter. With the potential for additional rains Wednesday evening, Public Works crews continue to investigate and remove any obstacles that may impact the sanitary sewer and storm water drainage systems.

Street Department crews are working to complete a survey of the entire street infrastructure, checking manhole covers, and removing debris that could plug storm sewer inlets. Grates at the City’s detention and retention ponds have been examined. To help relieve pressure on both the storm and sanitary sewer systems, pumping operations continue at several locations across the city.

City parks continue to be affected by the heavy rains with portions of the bike trail system still under water. Park Department crews continue to clean debris and downed tree branches in the parks. Officials continue to remind people to stay a safe distance from the river as the swift moving water can be dangerous.

The City’s Emergency Operations Center remains staffed to support Public Works response efforts and to monitor area weather forecasts and prepare for potential community impact.

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