Big Bend Dam, SD --
Effective noon, May 27, project personnel are asking all who are camping at the Left Tailrace Campground, on Lake Francis Case at Big Bend Dam to vacate the campground.
Pool levels are rising at Lake Francis Case due to heavy rains in South Dakota and continued rain events.
There is no estimate for when the campground will reopen.
"The safety of those who are camping at our facilities is a priority and with higher pool levels projected, closing the campground was necessary," said Jacki Bultsma, Chief of Natural Resources.
The North Shore Campground has primitive sites available. The Big Bend Project Office is available to answer any questions at 605-245-2255.
Release no. 19-080