Flood of 1972 (Rapid City, S.D.)
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
This series contains an after action report compiled by the South Dakota State Civil Defense Office on November 15, 1972. The report details the actions taken by the state and local authorities during the aftermath of a flood which occurred on June 9th and 10th in the Black Hills region and plans for preventing similar disasters in the future.
Contains correspondence between the Commissioner of Insurance (Ralph A. Nauman), insurance underwriters, and other government officials concerning claims filed as a result of the 1972 Rapid City flood. Also included are lists of deceased flood victims and missing persons that were sent out with the correspondence.
This series consists of four DVDs containing video recordings of all of the sessions for the Historical Society’s annual History Conference held May 3-4, 2013. Also includes a DVD recording of the 1952 Pierre Flood film shown during the luncheon on May 3rd.
The 2013 History Conference, “Rivers Run Through It: South Dakota’s Rivers and Streams and the Flow of History,” was organized by the Archaeological Research Center, and held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rapid City.
This collection consists of black and white aerial photographs and a small number of color photos. Photos are arranged by series number found on the upper right corner of the photograph. While some photos are from 1966 the majority are from late 1971 and 1972. See box list for arrangement.
This series contains 176 aerial photos of the Rapid City area on June 12, 1972 taken by an Air Force plane. The photos show both the Rapid and Boxelder Creeks three days after an initial flood devastated the region.
This series contains applications for aid, damage reports, and correspondence, regarding the 1972 flooding of Rapid City and the Black Hills.
Consists of files created by the Department of Game, Fish, and Parks staff between 1972 and 1974 pertaining to the Rapid City Flood of June 1972. Records include memoranda and correspondence, reports, inventories, surveys, and photographs documenting the department’s role in assessing damages to, and losses of, department property caused by the flood, implementing procedures for obtaining state and federal disaster assistance, and reestablishing the Cleghorn Springs Fish Hatchery.
This series contains various publications concerning the flood response in Rapid City, including an Emergency Operations Plan from 1971 and a copy of the city’s disaster plan.
This series contains audiotapes of oral history interviews conducted from 1971 to 1972 by the South Dakota Oral History Project. Information pertaining to the Black Hills Flood and the Rapid City Flood can be found in this series.