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Photos of flood aftermath in the Black Hills area during 2000-2009


August 17, 2007, flood in Hermosa area


The railroad grade near Hermosa was breached during the August 17, 2007, storm
The railroad grade near Hermosa was breached during the August 17, 2007, storm. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Low-lying areas in the southern and southeaster parts of Hermosa were inundated by flooding along Battle Creek during the August 17, 2007, storm
Low-lying areas in the southern and southeaster parts of Hermosa were inundated by flooding along Battle Creek during the August 17, 2007, storm. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)

Water standing in low-lying areas on the flood plain of Battle Creek on the day after the flood
Water standing in low-lying areas on the flood plain of Battle Creek on the day after the flood. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)

Several roads in the Hermosa area were damaged by the flood
Several roads in the Hermosa area were damaged by the flood. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
More than 10 inches of rain in 3 hours were reported during the August 17 storm
More than 10 inches of rain in 3 hours were reported during the August 17 storm. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Several homes in the Hermosa area were moved from their foundations during the August 17, 2007, flood
Several homes in the Hermosa area were moved from their foundations during the August 17, 2007, flood. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Several homes were damaged during the August 17, 2007, storm
Several homes were damaged during the August 17, 2007, storm. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
This residential area of Hermosa was inundated by flooding along Battle Creek during the August 17, 2007, storm.
This residential area of Hermosa was inundated by flooding along Battle Creek during the August 17, 2007, storm. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)

New gravel was added to this alluvial fan 10 miles west of Rapid City
Utility pole was bent during the flood. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)

Flood waters from Battle Creek smashed down grass in the agricultural area near Hermosa
Flood waters from Battle Creek smashed down grass in the agricultural area near Hermosa. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Flood debris along Highway 79 near Hermosa
Flood debris along Highway 79 near Hermosa. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Flood debris along Highway 79 near Hermosa
Flood debris along Highway 79 near Hermosa looking north. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technician shows the high-water mark on this tree following the flood event
U.S. Geological Survey hydrologic technician shows the high-water mark on this tree following the flood event. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Debris from the flood was trapped by the barbed wire fence near Hermosa
Debris from the flood was trapped by the barbed wire fence near Hermosa. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Flood debris was caught in barbed wire fence
Flood debris was caught in barbed wire fence. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist marks high-water mark following the August 17 storm
U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist marks high-water mark following the August 17 storm. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)

This trailer was moved and damaged by flood waters
This trailer was moved and damaged by flood waters. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)

A large tree was deposited on the back of this truck by the flood waters
A large tree was deposited on the back of this truck by the flood waters. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
A peak flow of 18,600 ft3/s was measured at U.S. Geological Survey gaging station 0640600 (Battle Creek near Hermosa)
A peak flow of 18,600 ft3/s was measured at U.S. Geological Survey gaging station 0640600 (Battle Creek near Hermosa). (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Water standing in the ditch alongside the railroad tracks near Hermosa
Water standing in the ditch alongside the railroad tracks near Hermosa. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
This bridge site about 2 to 3 miles west of Hermosa along Highway 40 was scoured by Battle Creek flood waters
This bridge site about 2 to 3 miles west of Hermosa along Highway 40 was scoured by Battle Creek flood waters. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
The bridge abutments were scoured by Battle Creek flood waters during the August 17, 2007, storm
The bridge abutments were scoured by Battle Creek flood waters during the August 17, 2007, storm. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)

July 6-7, 2008, flood in upper Rapid Creek near Rochford

Heavy runoff occurred in the upper Rapid Creek drainage basin near Rochford during a storm on July 6-7, 2008
Heavy runoff occurred in the upper Rapid Creek drainage basin near Rochford during a storm on July 6-7, 2008. (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)
Canyon Lake after dam failure
Evidence of heavy runoff was visible on July 7 following the storm near Rochford. Precipitation totals ranged from about 1.5 to 5.5 inches and the duration was about 1.5 to 2 hours for this storm (U.S. Geological Survey photograph)


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