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Snow effecting producer’s calving season

STURGIS, S.D. (Press Release) – As cities and towns work on clearing roads in the aftermath of this week’s blizzard, producers are out checking on livestock.
It is calving season for many, and newborn calves need protection from the stress spring weather can bring.
Some area producers are sharing videos and photos of heavy drifting and the digging out of some livestock that became stuck.
South Dakota Stockgrowers Association Director James Halverson says this blizzard is nothing compared to Winter Storm Atlas back in 2013, but he says newborn calves and older cows are the main concern.

Halverson says problems from this storm include road closures and the drifting.

The high water pushed some waterways to record levels in Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa and Minnesota, though a cooler and drier forecast for the next two weeks suggested some possibility of relief.
Flooding in Nebraska led to the evacuation of several communities, including Norfolk.
Flooding remained a concern in the lower Missouri River region, with the weather service issuing warnings along the river and its tributaries from southeastern South Dakota to St. Louis in Missouri.