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This pamphlet dated December 1, 1952, by Merrell Quentin Sharpe, former governor of South Dakota, addresses the Pick-Sloan Plan. According to Sharpe, the purpose of the pamphlet is "to furnish all the useful information and make all the helpful suggestions concerning the Pick-Sloan Plan." Some of the main topics addressed include: effects, conflicts, value, plan of action, criticisms, flooding, navigation, and power. This paper was presented to the Missouri River States Committee of Governors and Inter-Agency Committee in Omaha, Nebraska.

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An Act Authorizing Construction of Certain Public Works on Rivers and Harbors for Flood Control, and for Other Purposes

Missouri River Basin: Letter from the Secretary of War Transmitting a Letter from the Chief of Engineers, United States Army, Dated December 31, 1943, Submitting a Report Together with Accompanying Papers and Illustrations, on a Review of Reports on the Missouri River, for Flood Control Along the Main Stem from Sioux City, Iowa, to the Mouth, Required by a Resolution of the Committee on Flood Control, House of Representatives, Adopted on May 13, 1943

Missouri River Basin: Conservation, Control, and Use of Water Resources of the Missouri River Basin in Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri (Report by Secretary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes on Bureau of Reclamation's Plan for Basin Development.)

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Pick-Sloan Plan, Lewis Pick, William Glenn Sloan, Flood Control Act of 1944, irrigation, power, navigation, United States Army Corps of Engineers, land seizure, land taking, taking, pool height, pool level, Oahe Dam, James River Diversion

Organizations Referenced

United States Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri River States Committee of Governors, Inter-Agency Committee, Call Bond and Mortgage Company, National Resources Planning Board, Mississippi Valley Association, National Reclamation Association, National Rural Electrification Association, United States Bureau of Reclamation, South Dakota Legislature, South Dakota Legislative Research Council, Missouri Valley Authority, Republican Party, Federal Power Commission

People Referenced

Lewis Pick, Lewis A. Pick, William Glenn Sloan, Glen Sloan, Merrell Quentin Sharpe, M. Q. Sharpe, P. H. Ellwood, Clifford H. Stone, Franklin D. Roosevelt, F.D.R., Franklin Delano Roosevelt, George R. Call

Pick-Sloan Plan: Retrospects and Prospects