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Crews continue to work on a levee in Riverside to protect the area from rising waters from the Big Sioux River


The water watch continues throughout northwest Iowa, including right here in Sioux City. Wednesday, city leaders say Perry Creek is on the way down, the Floyd River is still within it's banks, and the Missouri is flowing just fine.

But, they are making sure the Big Sioux River won't be a problem for the Riverside neighborhood.

Crews in Sioux City continue to work on a levee in the Riverside neighborhood to protect the area from rising waters from the Big Sioux River.

Their work should be done Thursday.

River Drive is shut down as they add about 561 feet to the levee.

Wednesday afternoon the Big Sioux River flowed at just over 90 feet.

It's expected to crest at 109 feet by Friday.

That's a half-a-foot higher than the record crest of 108.3-feet in April of 1969.

"My biggest hope here is that we'll help alleviate some of the concerns people have because they see things happening and they want to know what's going on and how it will affect them," said Bob Padmore, Sioux City City Manager.

If you need sandbags to protect your property, you can get them at Goldie Park in Riverside.

The city is looking for volunteers to help fill the bags.

If you're concerned about the potential flooding city leaders say to move your things from the basement to higher ground.

But, they do believe at this time the levee will protect the Riverside area as it did during flooding back in 2011.


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