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2011 Flood Recovery in Pierre — News and Events

Our inau­gural con­cert sum­mer at the Meadow has come to an end. As has the flood­ing dis­as­ter that has plagued Pierre for months. The kids are back in school and you finally have a lit­tle time to your­self.  Well, breathe in that autum­nal air, take a nice long walk in the beau­ti­ful South Dakotan foothills and come back home refreshed and ready to par­tic­i­pate in the recov­ery effort. Here is a run down of the lat­est news and events con­cern­ing the 2001 Flood­ing and Recov­ery in Pierre:

Top Flood Headlines - 

Down­town Pierre Cel­e­bra­tion Raises Almost $30,000 For Flood Relief - Today’s KCCR

Oahe Dam Releases Con­tinue to Decrease! Release is expected to be down to 55,000 cubic feet / sec­ond by Sep­tem­ber 23rd. — Capi­tol Journal.

The City of Pierre’s land­fill bal­ing facil­ity is now accept­ing sand­bags around the clock, peo­ple with pal­lets of sand­bags should con­tact the bal­ing facil­ity at (605) 773‑7434 to make deliv­ery arrange­ments and ensure a fork­lift is avail­able for assis­tance. — City of Pierre

Don’t miss out on Fed­eral dis­as­ter aid because you think you have reg­is­tered — be sure! — Dakota Radio Group

Be care­ful when dri­ving on the streets of Pierre as many of them will have gravel through the win­ter and sink­holes con­tinue to develop. — Capi­tol Journal

Check the cal­en­dar before you water your lawn. Pierre Water Restric­tions Remain in Place. — Capi­tol Journal


Recov­ery To Do List —

Flood Cleanup Week­ends — Vol­un­teers inter­ested in help­ing remove sand­bags from homes should call the Flood Recov­ery Helpline at 224‑1189 and that is also the same num­ber that home­own­ers should call if they need assistance.

Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 14th at 2pm  FEMA / SBA Flood Forum for Busi­ness Own­ers @ the Pierre Area Cham­ber of Com­merce Com­mu­nity Room (800 W. Dakota Ave.) email Laura Schoen Car­bon­neau ( at the Cham­ber for more details.

Keep Going! Recov­er­ing from the Mis­souri River flood­ing this sum­mer is like eat­ing an ele­phant — you have to do it one bite at a time. — Argus Leader


Pierre Flood Recovery Effort

Ray Schmitz pressure-washes his dri­ve­way next to a pile of sand­bags last week in River­land Estates near Dakota Dunes in south­east­ern South Dakota. The area is recov­er­ing after Mis­souri River flood­ing in June. / Elisha Page / Argus Leader

To donate to the Oahe Long-Term Recov­ery Needs Fund send your con­tri­bu­tions, payable to:
Oahe Flood Relief Fund
c/o PO Box 548
Pierre, SD 57501

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