This Weekend Marks 46 Years Since The 1972 Rapid City Flood


This weekend marks 46 years since the most devastating flood in South Dakota history.

15 inches of rain fell in the Black Hills during a six hour period from June 9 to the 10 in 1972.

Rapid Creek and other waterways overflowed their banks, flooding many homes and businesses in Rapid City.

238 people died while more than 3,000 were injured.  Several bodies were never recovered.

More than 1,300 hundred homes and 5,000 vehicles were destroyed.

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