Flood Warning Issued For Little Sioux River In Clay & Dickinson Counties

Sat 12-28-2019

(Spencer)-- The National Weather Service has issued a flood WARNING for the Little Sioux River in Clay and Dickinson counties. It will remain in effect until late Wednesday night.

Forecasters say moderate to heavy rain is expected across the region through tonight (Sat.) and that the frozen ground will cause the moisture to instantly run off into streams and rivers.

The Little Sioux River at 9:00 am this (Sat.) morning near Milford was at 8.87 feet. Flood stage is 12 feet. The National Weather Service says the Little Sioux west of Milford will rise above flood stage by 1:00 pm Sunday and should crest near 13.9 feet by Monday (Dec. 30th). Flooding of pastures and farm land in that area will likely occur.