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This letter dated January 14, 1952, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Hal Davies of Minot, North Dakota, recounts a condensed history of the building of Garrison Dam. Topics Burdick addresses include: pool level, flood control, water navigation, power development, and irrigation. Burdick makes it clear he thinks all desired outcomes from the dam can be achieved at the lower pool level of the Garrison Reservoir.
Burdick also mentions enclosing a copy of a brief he presented to a committee in the US Congress. The brief was not found with this letter in the Burdick papers.
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The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Diversion, Garrison Reservoir, pool height, pool level, irrigation, flood control, navigation, power development, land seizure, taking, Missouri-Souris, Missouri-Souris projects, Missouri-Souris development, reclamation
United States Army Corps of Engineers, Great Northern Railway,The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion
Hal Davies, Usher Burdick
Burdick, Usher, "Letter from Representative Burdick to Hal Davies Regarding History of the Garrison Dam, January 14, 1952" (1952). Usher Burdick Papers. 194.