Rapid City Public Library Historic Archives
Rapid City Public Library and Black Hills Knowledge Network partnered to provide a digital archive of historical documents and photos from the Black Hills area. Included in this collection are many photos and documents regarding the 1972 flood.
- Flood Victims
- Commercial Damage
- Community Damage
- Infrastructure Damage
- Residential Damage
- Media Coverage
- Reseeding Efforts
Aerial photography of flood damage taken by Frank Effenberger during casualty recovery operations.
Aerial map/photography of the flood taken June 17, 1972 by Fugro Horizons, Inc. This is a PDF map and pictures stored on a dvd available for checkout from the library.
Digital Library of South Dakota
Black Hills State University
1972 Flood Collection - Keystone This collection contains images of the aftermath of the flood in nearby Keystone, SD.
Black Hills National Forest Images in this collection include pictures of the damage to local campgrounds, and the cleanup efforts by the Box Elder Job Corpsmen.
South Dakota School of Mines
Black Hills Flood Images - June 9, 1972 Slides used by Corp of Engineers to produce video about the Black Hills flood of June 9, 1972.
Rapid City flood photos Devereaux Library's collection of photos from the 1972 flood.
These photos are credited to the Dakota Water Science Center and are hosted on the USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) website. Additional information regarding the flood and efforts to create a warning system for future flooding is also available on the USGS website.