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Date of Work

Circa 1950s


This undated speech draft by an unknown author concerns the taking of lands related to the pool level of the Garrison Dam. The speech outlines the ways in which the US Fifth Amendment provides protections for private property and argues that the US Army Engineers would be in violation of these laws if they expand the Garrison Dam pool beyond the agreed upon 17 million acre feet. There are two handwritten notes at the bottom of the speech.


US Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers, flooding, flood protections, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, US Fifth Amendment, City of Williston, Williston, pool level

Organizations Referenced

US Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers


This draft speech is undated and unsigned, 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.

Speech Draft on Garrison Dam Pool Level, Undated