Authors

Usher Burdick

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This letter dated January 14, 1952, from United States House Representative Usher Burdick to Hal Davies, 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.

Date of Work

1-14-1952

Keywords

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

Organizations Referenced

United States Army Corps of Engineers, Great Northern Railway

People Referenced

Hal Davies

Letter from Representative Burdick to Hal Davies Regarding History of the Garrison Dam, January 14, 1952

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