November 02, 2006
The photo above shows a section of Sioux Falls, the namesake of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the largest city in the State. These falls are always quite impressive after heavy rains -- a storm occurred here earlier in the day (June 16, 2006). Sioux Falls is named for the Sioux Indians and the scenic triple waterfall (about 20 ft or 6 m in height) on the Big Sioux River, located just a few blocks from the central business district. The Sioux called this waterfall “minne waukon,” (sacred water). From Sioux Falls, the Big Sioux flows south into the Missouri River, approximately 50 miles (80 km) away.