Contact Us

Climatologist: South Dakota Weather Changing More Rapidly

Flooding
Clipart

MITCHELL – A state climatologist says that South Dakota’s weather has become more volatile and could make flooding and drainage issues more difficult to manage in the future.

Climatologist Dennis Todey said Monday that South Dakota’s precipitation has been trending upward for decades – especially in the few years leading up to last year’s drought. Todey tells the Daily Republic in Mitchell that the changes are coming faster now than ever before.

Todey spoke to the 14-member Regional Watershed Advisory Task Force that was created by the Legislature last year to study water and drainage issues.

Todey says that while precipitation in South Dakota has been increasing since the 1930s, the period between 2007 and 2011 was especially wet. That has led to more soil loss and water runoff.

Warmer Weather On The Way

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Best of B102.7

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://b1027.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for B102.7 VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive B102.7 VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.