Morning Meeting: Icy Lakes Melting, Flooding Homes

Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 9:41 am
By: Karen Sherman
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Lake Poinsett, Lake Kampeska and Waubay Lake are still covered in ice. And the hydrologist with the National Weather Service says they are the biggest concern right now because of the damage that ice can do once it starts breaking up. Peggy Moyer is going to look into when that’s expected to happen.

Shawn Neisteadt is at Lake Poinsett today to show you how the flooding is developing there.  He says there are homes that are now surrounded with water that have been high and dry in the past. That shows you just how significant the lake levels are this time around.

And Erich Schaffhauser is staying in Brown County today where they’re quickly closing roads. The highway superintendent is expected to update the city council today on the conditions.  You can get the latest road closures here: Brown County, SD.

The Sioux Falls School District is holding off on a couple construction and renovation projects to save money. Katie Janssen will have the details on what that includes later today.

The education budget battle in Rapid City is going to be a lengthy one. The district is holding public meetings every Monday night to keep families informed of what’s getting trimmed. Austin Hoffman was at last night’s meeting and will have the details.

And the KELOLAND Almost Stars took on the Tea Used-To-Be-Stars last night to raise money for the the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. We’re working to get you some extra highlights from the basketball game and will post those on KELOLAND.com.

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