TRUE DAKOTAN PHOTO/DUKE
THE FIRESTEEL CREEK four miles east of Wessington Springs was running in full force late last weekend after a week of temperatures in the 30s. Water along the watershed that includes the Wessington Hills was starting to break loose. The creek starts north of Springs around 10 miles and flows to the James River at Mitchell. The James was reaching flood stage across the state late last week. The above picture of Firesteel Creek was taken from the bridge on old Highway 34 southeast of Springs. Two miles south of there, water was rushing over the road on Sunday.