Morning Meeting: Renner Anticipates Flooding

Posted: Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 9:06 am
By: Karen Sherman
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I can’t imagine what the people in towns such as Renner are feeling today. They know the water is coming but they don’t know how fast that will happen or exactly when it will flood their streets and homes. But it is coming.

KELOLAND News will be in Renner all day where the Big Sioux River levels are expected to crest at 15.3 feet today. Reporter Kelly Bartnick was in town for live reports this morning and now Peggy Moyer is taking over the coverage. She’ll have the latest on the changes as they happen.

Erich Schaffhauser is in Watertown where city officials are concerned about high water threatening the sanitary sewer system. They’re reminding people to send sump pumps water into the street, not floor drains.  I’m also interested to see just how much snow is still on the ground there.

Perry Groten is headed to Lake Norden and Lake Poinsett area. A good stretch of Highway 28 is closed because of flooding and a pipe that washed out. You can find more of the closures on the map we’ve created in the Flooding In KELOLAND section on our website. 

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