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Date of Work

Circa 1950s

Description

This undated statement by the Williston Garrison Dam Committee concerns issues related to the Garrison Dam, primarily issues related to the pool level and flood control. The statement discuses the origins of the Garrison Dam through various plans and bills. Included in this list are United States (US) House Document 475 and the Pick Plan, US Senate Document No. 191 and the Sloan Plan, US Senate Document 247, and US Public Law 534. The statement continues by discussing the debate over the 1,830 and 1,850 pool levels and notes that the US Army Engineers have no right to command residents living in the 1,850 pool level area to vacate. The statement concludes by stating that General Pick and the State Water Commission are to blame for the issues.

Keywords

Missouri River Valley, Pick Plan, Sloan Plan, US House Document 475, US Senate Document No. 191, US Senate Document 247, US Public Law 534, US Bureau of Reclamation, flooding, flood protections, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, North Dakota State Water Commission, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

Organizations Referenced

North Dakota State Water Commission, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers

People Referenced

Aandahl, Pick

Comments

This statement is undated, but it is likely to come from sometime in the 1950s, as there was much debate over the pool level of the Garrison Dam during these years.

Statement by Williston Garrison Dam Committee on Garrison Dam, Undated

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