Former Rapid City mayor Don Barnett reflects on the flood of 1972
The attached audio is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment, hosted by Lori Walsh.
Let's take a moment now to remember the Rapid City flood of 1972. Don Barnett was the mayor when the flood struck. It killed 238 people and transformed the area along Rapid Creek.
In a recent interview, Barnett talked about the rain-soaked hours before the wall of water swept through the city, and the moment he realized how bad the flood could get.