Flood damage on East Blvd. at Omaha St. in Rapid City, June 10, 1972 (photo courtesy of the Rapid City Journal).
As much as 15 inches of rain fell over parts of the Black Hills on June 9, 1972. Find out more about the weather patterns that contributed to the devastating flood.
Follow the events of June 9, 1972.
Improvements in communications, technology, zoning, and infrastructure have been implemented to create a safer community.
Review historic floods and flash floods across western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.
See how the 1972 Black Hills Flood compares with other floods in the United States and learn more about different types of flooding.
Even the best warning systems can't prevent lost of lives if people don't plan for disasters. Here's information on how to keep you and your family safe.
If you have questions about flooding or flood safety, please contact our Hydrology Department.