Flood of 1972 of Rapid City SD
Date of the flood
Its started on June 9 throughout the 10, 1972
Black Hills of Western South Dakota
The Battle, Spring, Rapid, and Boxelder Creek were involved.
Heavy rain more than 14 inches
Size area affected
51 square miles
Flood control measures
The Canyon Lake dam broke
They had people call emergency management to look for any people lost.
3,057 people were injured and 238 people died
1,335 homes were destroyed.
The light winds were at a higher atmospheric allowed the storms to remain stationary, resulted in extremely heavy rainfall.