Pactola Pushed Into Flood Pool--Tops Record

Jun 5, 2015

Pactola Reservoir is now at an all-time record high level.  

The North Boat Ramp and some other areas around Pactola Reservoir remain closed due to high water.
Credit Charles Michael Ray

The reservoir is perched in the Black Hills above Rapid City.    Recent rains pushed lake levels 7-feet into the flood pool.   
Officials are trying to control downstream flooding by letting less water out of the dam than is coming in from upstream.  But more rain is in the forecast.

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