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This letter, dated August 18, 1950, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Bigelow Neal concerns the operating pool level of the Garrison Dam. The letter states that Robert G. Lassiter has shown Burdick Bigelow's previous letter. The letter tells Neal that he can trust that Lassiter. The letter goes on to state that the US Army Engineers are trying to "push upon the people of South Dakota the same thing they pushed onto us in North Dakota." The letter concludes by stating that the law only authorizes a 17 million acre pool and that if the Army Engineers try to flood the land above that amount or above 1,830 feet, they will be faced with legal action.

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pool level, pool height, water height, water level, flood height, flood level, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

Organizations Referenced

United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Bigelow Neal

Letter from Representative Burdick to Bigelow Neal Regarding Garrison Dam Pool Level, August 18, 1950