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Flood of 1972




On June 9, 1972 Rapid City citizens, and other Black Hills residence, experienced a devastating flood which took 237 lives, destroyed 720 homes, severely damaged 1,400 dwellings, and resulted in over half a billion dollars worth of damage.

The links below, via South Dakota Digital Archives, provide access to flood images, a reminiscence by Don Barnett, and a 10th Anniversary program.

1972 Flood Photos

Don Barnett reminiscence

10th Anniversary Program, 1982





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