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This excerpt from the United States (US) Congressional record, dated May 2, 1953, contains debate over an appropriations bill to which US Representative Usher L. Burdick offers an amendment to reduce the appropriation to the US Corps of Army Engineers for continued construction on the Garrison Dam and Reservoir
Included in the debate over Burdick's amendment are representatives Gordon L. McDonough, Hubert Scudder and Craig Hosmer of California, Glen Davis of Wisconsin, Donald W. Nicholson of Massachusetts, John Taber of New York, and Otto G. Krueger of North Dakota, who spoke out against Burdick's amendment.
Burdick's rationale in reducing the appropriation for the Corps of Army Engineers was that they were, without authorization from the US Congress, increasing the surface area and raising pool level of the reservoir, endangering the city of Williston and nearby irrigation facilities along the Missouri River, and were seizing land to accommodate these increases of area and pool height, and that reducing their appropriation would limit these activities.
Drafts of Resolution by Representative Burdick Regarding Pool Level of Garrison Dam Reservoir, Undated
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The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, pool level, pool height, water height, water level, flood height, flood level, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Corps of Army Engineers
The Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, US Army Corps of Engineers, US Corps of Army Engineers, US House of Representatives
Usher L. Burdick, Otto G. Krueger, Gordon L. McDonough, Hubert Scudder, Craig Hosmer, Glen Davis, Donald W. Nicholson, John Taber
US Congress and Burdick, Usher, "Congressional Record Regarding Amendment Proposed by Representative Burdick to Reduce Appropriation to Corps of Army Engineers, May 27, 1953" (1953). Usher Burdick Papers. 420.