Some areas in KOTA Territory still need work after October blizz - KOTA Territory News

Some areas in KOTA Territory still need work after October blizzard


The October blizzard that hit our area hard was six months ago on Friday, and cities across our region are still cleaning up from the storm.

In Rapid City, crews cleared out trees that were in public right of ways and trees in the middle of Rapid Creek. But there is still work that needs to be done along the banks.

There are plenty of damaged trees and debris on the bank. And crews will be working to fix it, but officials say it will take time.

Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Biegler says a lot of work has been accomplished but there is still additional tree work and brush work along the bank that needs to be done.

He says there is removal that needs to be done all the way from the east edge of town up to the west and in through Magic Canyon and Dark Canyon.

He says he is not sure how long it will take before all the work is finished.

 "We don't have a timeline for the complete cleanup of the creek area. It's going to be an ongoing process as I've said before. And it's going to take awhile this kind of was an unprecedented event and we will be looking at doing this cleanup work and reclamation of the area for quite some time," said Biegler.

A group from Camp Rapid will be clearing the upper section of the creek on April 21st.

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