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Date of Work

August 25 (year not indicated)


This press release, dated for release on August 25 (no year indicated) tells of the introduction of United States (US) Representative Usher L. Burdick's resolution calling for an investigation of land requisitioning practices employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the Garrison Dam Project. The release states the Army Corp of Engineers are engaged in acquisitions “far in excess of that required for storage of the 17 million acre-feet and in excess of that 1,830 foot pool level operation agreed to,” which Burdick says violates Public Law 534 and Senate Document 247. The release also reports Burdick's claims that the higher pool level would destroy agricultural land, flood irrigation projects, destroy part of the Great Northern railroad bed, and flood part of Williston, North Dakota.


Garrison Dam, Garrison Reservoir, Garrison Diversion, inundate, inundation, flooding, pool level, pool height, water height, water level, flood height, flood level, US Army Corp of Engineers

Organizations Referenced

US Army Corp of Engineers, US Army Engineers

People Referenced

Usher Burdick

Press Release Regarding Representative Burdick's Resolution Calling for an Investigation of Garrison Dam Project, August 25