City Works To Clear Drainage Ways After Storm
by Jill Johnson
October 25, 2013 5:47 PM
The City of Sioux Falls has begun the next step of 'Operation Timber Strike'.
The city has started removing tree branches from city-owned drainage areas. There are 150 of them. The areas were initially cleared after the ice storm in April. Inmates gathered branches and moved them to higher ground, now the city has hired a contractor to remove the piles of debris in eleven different areas of town. They are also removing any dead or damaged trees from the waterways.
City Of Sioux Falls Principal Drainage Engineer Andy Berg said, "The hazard now is more if you get a heavy event that would fill the entire property then that debris could be dislodged and move down to the outlet structure and possible plug it up."
The work is scheduled to be complete by the end of november.