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Pine Ridge Reservation In South Dakota Suffers Two Weeks Of Flooding

"There are community and tribe members getting on horseback to reach people and get them supplies," a state lawmaker told NPR. Residents said the reservation was already strapped for resources.
National Guard members distribute drinkable water to residents of Sharps Corner, a community in the Pine Ridge Reservation in S.D. Source: Courtesy of Lt. Col. Anthony Deiss, South Dakota National Guard

Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET

Water levels in overflowed creeks are slowly starting to decline on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

"What used to be a dry creek is now a swelling, raging river," said Peri Pourier, South Dakota state representative for the district that includes Pine Ridge.

The freshman representative has been coordinating relief efforts for the community, where many

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