If you heard a party coming from 26 West Weather Lane in Sioux Falls, it was just the National Weather Service folks celebrating some great news for our area.

On Thursday, February 20, they reported that no sites in its forecast area are in flood stage.  It's the first time all their gauges were below flood stage since March 13, 2019.

2019 was the wettest year on record for the state of South Dakota, according to Dakota News Now.

Recent flooding has had hit Sioux Falls hard.  "Financially it's about a $2.7 million impact on the city," said Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken in December.

Significant flooding in Dell Rapids and Madison destroyed many homes.

The National Weather Service says it's difficult to predict what kind of impact flooding could have on the area this Spring.

They report that Sioux Falls snowpack is above average for this date.

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