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This letter, dated February 3, 1953, from United States (US) Representative Burdick to Arlo E. Beggs of Turtle Lake, North Dakota, concerns the pool level of Garrison Dam. Burdick writes in response to Begg's letter of January 12 that he has spoken with the office of the US Army Engineers and heard that the US Senate has removed the restriction on the 1,830 foot pool level without stating a new maximum. Burdick adds that the US Army Engineers are acquiring land in the upper parts of the valley which will enable a 1,850 foot pool level. but that he had no information regarding the Turtle Lake Diversion, which would likely be handled by the US Bureau of Reclamation. Burdick concludes by recommending that Beggs call J. J. Walsh, Secretary of the Water Conservation Commission at Bismarck, North Dakota for information about the Turtle Lake Diversion.

Date of Work

2-3-1953

Keywords

flooding, flood protections, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, Turtle Lake Diversion, pool level, pool height, water height, water level, flood height, flood level, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers, Water Conservation Commission at Bismarck North Dakota

Organizations Referenced

US Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers, Water Conservation Commission at Bismarck North Dakota

People Referenced

Usher Burdick, Arlo E. Beggs, Connors

Letter from Representative Burdick to Arlo Beggs Regarding Garrison Dam Pool Level, February 3, 1953

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