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This letter, dated April 18, 1952, from an unnamed administrative assistant of United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Phil Thoeny of Press Publications in Williston, North Dakota, replies to a letter from Theony regarding the pool level of the Garrison Dam Reservoir. Burdick's assistant refers to an enclosed brief prepared by Burdick in 1949 regarding the legal aspects of the issue, which, the assistant writes, should leave no doubt that there is no legal authority for raising the pool level beyond 17 million acre feet.

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Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, pool level, pool height, water height, water level, flood height, flood level

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Press Publications

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Phil Thoeny, Usher Burdick

Letter from the Office of Representative Burdick to Phil Thoeny Regarding Garrison Dam Pool Level, April 18, 1952