- Rapid Creek (South Dakota)
Rapid Creek is a tributary of the
Cheyenne River, approximately 86 mi (138 km) long, in South Dakotain the United States.
It rises in southwestern South Dakota, in the
Black Hills National Forestin the Black Hillsin Pennington County. It flows east, is joined by Castle Creek, past Silver City and through the Pactola Reservoir. Emerging from the Black Hills, it flows through Rapid City, past Farmingdale, and joins the Cheyenne approximately 13 mi (21 km) southwest of Wasta.
The Rapid Creek is most noted for the Black Hills flood of 1972, in which 238 people perished in Rapid City and the
Black Hills. [cite web | title = The 1972 Black Hills-Rapid City Flood Revisited | publisher = United States Geological Survey | accessdate = 2007-10-15 | url = http://sd.water.usgs.gov/projects/1972flood/] Since the flood, a flood plainhas been established throughout the city making development along the banks inconsiderable.
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