Letter from Representative Burdick to Oscar Berg Regarding Garrison Dam Pool Level and Pick Sloan Plan, December 18, 1950
This letter, dated December 18, 1950, from United States (US) Representative Usher Burdick to Executive Secretary of the Missouri-Souris Projects Association Oscar N. Berg concerns the Pick-Sloan plan and the pool level of Garrison Dam. The letter states that the Sloan Plan would not damage anyone's property and would create enough power for the people of the Northwest, and that the Pick-Sloan plan was a compromise by Congress. The letter states that plan of the US Army Engineers asking for 17 million acre-feet was approved and that this plan would leave flood control and navigation to the US Army Engineers and irrigation and power development to the US Bureau of Reclamation. The letter then states at the US Army Engineers rejected this plan and instead have been determined to have a pool of 23 million acre feet and to have water from the Garrison Dam go out to the Devils Lake area. The letter concludes that Mr. Sloan has stood his ground against the US Army Engineers and that his plan is simple and much needed.