JAMES RIVER

Record River Crest in Yankton, Forces Residents to Evacuate

The James River reached a record crest of about 27 feet this past weekend

YANKTON, SD—The rainfall this past weekend in the Mitchell area caused the James River to swell to record heights. “We did a lot of road closures because the river was coming up really fast. Our first predictions were a little bit over the record and it ended up going three and a half feet over the record,” said Paul Scherschligt,…

Rivers To Rise Again After Latest Winter Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Mike Gillispie at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has been a busy man over the last month. He is the head hydrologist, and monitors the levels and forecasts of our rivers. Our latest winter storm is going re-swell our rivers that have receded just a bit. “As temperatures starting warming up again next week, that…

James River Crash Victim Identified

Body & Van Found Near Mitchell

MITCHELL, S.D.- Authorities have identified a man who died after his van left a road and wound up in the James River near Mitchell. The Highway Patrol says 22-year-old Abraham Ramos-Ramirez, of Huron, died after the vehicle entered the ditch, went through a barbed wire fence and into the river. His body was discovered Wednesday along the river’s west shore,…