National Weather Service releases spring flood outlook for northeast South Dakota

February 14, 2022

ABERDEEN, S.D.–This spring flood outlook for the rivers and streams in northeast South Dakota, portions of central South Dakota, and portions of west central Minnesota has been issued by the National Weather Service.

Due to the very dry conditions across the area this winter and the lack of any significant snow cover across most of the region, the chances for minor, moderate or major flooding are below normal.

The exception is across the James River basin in Brown and Spink counties, where the chances are above normal for moderate to major flooding due to the more extensive snowpack in the upper portions of the basin in North Dakota.