Flood of 1972 of Rapid City SD

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Date of the flood

Its started on June 9 throughout the 10, 1972


Black Hills of Western South Dakota

Rivers involved

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.