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October 1, 1945
This statement, dated October 1, 1945, by United States (US) Representative Usher L. Burdick raises a number of issues with the proposed Garrison Dam Project, among them the discrepancy between the proposed dam height and promised maximum pool height, contradictory assessments regarding the suitability of the Garrison location, the effects of relocation of reservation residents on the local tax base and potential flooding in the Williston area.
Burdick writes that, “All of the controversy on this particular dam has been caused by the Army Engineers themselves. The whole trouble ranges around the height of the dam. If the Dam is built to carry an 1850 foot water lever, then the richest area of land, irrigation projects in and around Williston, and the City of Williston will be flooded.”
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Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, 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
Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation, Mandan, Nueta, Hidatsa, Arikara, Sahnish, United States Army Corp of Engineers
Usher L. Burdick
Burdick, Usher L., "Statement by Representative Burdick Regarding Problems with the Proposed Garrison Dam Project, October 1, 1945" (1945). Usher Burdick Papers. 544.