April 15, 2020

(UPDATE) Additional Bike Path Crossing Considered For Closure Due To Water Levels

The bike path underpass crossings at Canyon Lake Drive and at Mount Rushmore Road are flooded and closed to public access. The bike path underpass crossings at Canyon Lake Drive and at Mount Rushmore Road are flooded and closed to public access. City Photo/Darrell Shoemaker

(APRIL 17/2:15 p.m. Update):

With additional releases from Pactola Reservoir, City officials advise the public to use caution when approaching low-lying areas of the City's bike path this weekend.  The crossing at Fifth Street is likely to be flooded this weekend.  The bike path underpass crossing areas at Canyon Lake Drive and at Mount Rushmore Road remain flooded and closed to public access. Do not bike, walk or jog through flooded areas of the bike path.

RAPID CITY, SD--Due to increased water flows in Rapid Creek, the City is advising the public to use caution near two bike path underpass crossings.

            Water is flooding the underpass bike path crossings at Canyon Lake Drive, and at Mount Rushmore Road.  The City has placed 'High Water' signs in the affected areas. The public is advised to use the road surface crossings at Dakota Drive and at Mount Rushmore Road in the affected areas.

            The public is advised to never walk, bike or jog through flooded waters of any depth.  Current releases from Pactola Reservoir are 200 cubic feet per second (cfs) with Rapid Creek flow through Rapid City today recorded at 248 cfs.

            By comparison, the City closed off the same two underpass crossing areas last year beginning April 18.

           

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Thank you,

Darrell W. Shoemaker | Communications Coordinator

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