“They plugged a couple more drains,” Mark Aesoph, the fire marshal in Sioux City, said today. “They’re starting to remove some of the water.”
The area is still closed to traffic, but there’s been significant progress over the past few hours. The National Weather Service has slightly lowered its predicted crest for the Missouri River this weekend in Sioux City, “which is a good thing,” Aesoph says.
The reduced crest prediction comes despite the increased release of water into the river from the Gavins Point Dam in Yankton.
(By Woody Gottburg, KSCJ, Sioux City)