Protect Recreation in the Watershed.
This event will help to build public awareness toward the Congressional designation of the Rapid Creek watershed upstream from Rapid City as a recreation area, with a mineral claims withdrawal.
The Live Social Hour and Auction Preview begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, November 6 on Zoom and you'll have the opportunities to meet Rapid Creek Watershed Action members, ask questions, and preview Auction items. Participant will also get a primer on the bidding process at rcwa.betterworld.org!
Please Help protect clean water, recreation, agriculture, cultural/historical resources, wildlife, and scenery in the upper Rapid Creek watershed. The upper Rapid Creek watershed includes Pactola Reservoir, Deerfield Reservoir, Rochford, Pe’ Sla, Mystic, Castle Creek, Johnson’s Siding, Dark Canyon, and points in between. Twenty-two organizations and businesses are currently part of the RCWA coalition.
All proceeds are used for RCWA’s Community Education and Awareness Campaigns.
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Published: Aug. 2, 2020 at 8:18 PM MDT
Despite having to park elsewhere and walking a mile to the meeting point at the already full North Boat Launch parking lot, the Rapid Creek Watershed members were ready for an activity to address their cause combined with recreation. ... Read More.
More news on the Rapid Creek Watershed Action:
How Rapid Creek in the Black Hills links to Rapid City's water supply - and why we must protect it from destructive mining.
Featured on South Dakota Standard - Dr. Lilias Jarding writes:
Mniluzahan (Rapid Creek) is the source of Rapid City’s and Ellsworth Air Force Base’s water supply. It also supplies water for reservations, rural areas, and irrigation systems along its route to the Cheyenne River and eventually the Missouri River. Rapid Creek is critical to the economy, health, and very survival of South Dakota’s second-largest city and other western South Dakota communities.
Some of the water that Rapid City uses flows directly down the Creek and into a City water treatment plant. At the plant, it receives treatment and is piped out to the community. Other water takes a detour – it comes down the Creek as far as Dark Canyon, just west of town. It then drops through the open rock layers at the bottom of the Creek and flows into underground aquifers. (Think of an aquifer as a giant underground lake that flows.) The two aquifers the water flows into are called the Madison aquifer and the Minnelusa aquifer. The City has wells drilled into these aquifers, which then pump the water back to the surface for residents to use. (See Drawing above)
Read more on SDStandardnow.com
That’s why they call it “fishing” and not “catching.”
It’s an old angling cliche, used sometimes to soothe the wounded spirit of an angler skunked.
But it’s true, too. There’s no guarantee when a fly — even one astutely selected and artfully cast — settles gently on the water of a moving stream that a fish will rise and take it. Nor should there be such a guarantee.