Darol's brother, Jamie Johnson, was visiting a friend below Canyon Lake the evening of the Flood. His family learned two days later that Jamie had died that evening. Darol who was 11 years old in 1972, moved with his mother, father and sister to San Diego, CA in November of 1972. The first time he came back to South Dakota was in 2012 for the 40th anniversary.
July 30, 2012
Rapid City Public Library, “Darol Johnson,” Flood of 1972, accessed July 2, 2022, https://1972flood.omeka.net/items/show/206.