CITY OFFICIALS ADVISE NO TRAVEL
ON CITY'S BIKE PATH DUE TO FLOODING
Founders Park, West Main Street, Memorial Pond newest areas affected
RAPID CITY, SD--With continuous rain, ground saturation and additional breaches of Rapid Creek over the City's bike path, City Parks officials are advising no travel on the City's bike path at the present time. In addition, City officials are advising the public not to attempt crossing any flooded areas, including the bike path.
Additional overflows occurred this morning, including a sizeable breach of Rapid Creek over the bike path into Memorial Pond near the Civic Center. Additional overflows of the Creek are taking place at Founders Park and West Main Street near McDonalds. Increasing areas of the bike path have been closed to public usage by City officials since mid-April including the bike path crossings at the Fifth Street, Mount Rushmore Road and Canyon Lake Drive bridges, along with areas near Cambell Street and the Central States Fairgrounds.
Officials note there are stretches of the bike path not flooded but have taken the action since many of the well-trafficked public areas of the bike path are now impacted.