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Cloyd Wegley

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This statement, dated February 18, 1954, is by farmer Cloyd Wegley to the Subcommittee on Civil Functions and Military Construction of the United States (US) House Appropriations Committee during hearings related to the pool level of Garrison Dam. The statement notes that Wegley has lived and farmed in the Lewis and Clark Irrigation Project area since he was 17 years old and has been chosen by the board of directors of the Lewis and Clark and Buford-Trenton Irrigation Projects to present their views to the committee. The statement outlines this views and notes that a pool level of 1,850 would flood a great deal of land in both projects and that the dike system proposed by the US Army Engineers will not prevent serious seepage and that a pumping system would cost twice the annual cost of the projects as they are and that these pumps would also not prevent seepage and water logging. The statement concludes that the two projects hope US Congress will not permit the US Army Engineers to destroy the projects with untested flood measures.

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2-18-1954

Keywords

flooding, flood protections, land acquisition, Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, land program, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Council, Three Affiliated Tribes Tribal Business Council, Tribal Council, Tribal Business Council, US Secretary of the Interior, US Treasury, US War Department, water development, relocation costs, per capita payments, US Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Indian Bureau, pool level, pool height, water height, water level, flood height, flood level, United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers, United States Department of Interior, United States War Department, US Court of Claims, Garrison Water Pollution State Water Commission of North Dakota, US Bureau of Reclamation, Lewis and Clark and Buford-Trenton Irrigation Projects. Lewis and Clark Irrigation Project, Buford Trenton Irrigation Project

Organizations Referenced

United States Army Corps of Engineers, US Army Engineers, United States Department of Interior, United States War Department, US Court of Claims, Garrison Water Pollution State Water Commission of North Dakota, US Bureau of Reclamation, Lewis and Clark and Buford-Trenton Irrigation Projects. Lewis and Clark Irrigation Project, Buford Trenton Irrigation Project

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Cloyd Wegley

Statement of Cloyd Wegley to Subcommittee of House Appropriations Regarding Garrison Dam Pool Level, February 18. 1954

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