Hydrologist says best case scenario is long fall, late freeze

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Press Release) — As a National Weather Service hydrologist, it’s Mike Gillispie’s job to monitor lake and river levels in eastern South Dakota.

He says this year has been unlike any other.

He says there’s one big concern right now.

He says the best case scenario is a long fall, where the soil doesn’t freeze, so it has the capability of taking on more moisture.