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Today... the Missouri River is calm and peaceful--thanks to dry weather and the series of dams built upstream by Army Engineers. The river level is now about one-half foot, a far cry from five years ago. Compare the levels against the Water works…

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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--Remember the flood threat of 1952 when Council Bluffs residents--aided by volunteers from neighboring towns--turned back the raging Missouri River? This is how the Water Works intake looked that April when the river…

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Today...the span, now called Ak-Sar-Ben Bridge, has been doubled in width to keep up with increased traffic. The 5, 700 foot-long bridge was sold to the Knights of Ak-Sar-Ben by the Omaha and Council Bluffs Street Railway Co. in 1938 for $2,350.00. …

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Council Bluffs Changing Scene--This is the first bridge across the Missouri River at Council Bluffs. it was build in 1888. This photo, taken from the Iowa side, belongs to Mrs. Grace Kinney of 911 First Ave. It came from the possessions of her…

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Residents of Goosehaven, two and one half miles northwest of the Honey Creek interchange on Interstate 29, watched as water from the Missouri River, resting just short of flooding, reached a few doorsteps. The river, just beyond the cabins, backed up…

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Today...fast trains use the modern steel Union Pacific Railroad Bridge at approximately the same location. The bridge is above the reach of high water and boats pass underneath as they travel both up and down the deeper Missouri River.

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Standing In A Former Earth Lodge . . . are young men from the Glenwood area who are helping John Hotapp, left, rear, excavate the remains of an Indian family home which stood here more than 700 years ago. Hotapp said workers on the nearby…

Gavins Point Dam, Yankton, South Dakota

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Fort Randall Dam . . . at Pickstown, SD, will be dedicated with considerable fanfare Saturday. The program will mark the completion of the 200 million dollar project designed to help control the Missouri River. Intakes for the power generating…

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Soon To Be Evacuated . . . by the ever rising water in Fort Randall's reservoir are these loons, seen nesting in trees that have already been covered by 35 to 40 feet of water. Water in the reservoir is expected to rise another 17 feet by the first…

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With A Mighty Roar . . . the impounded Missouri River water surges through 22-foot concrete-lined tunnels under the Fort Randall Dam, courses over the weir into a stilling basin, and then flows down toward Council Bluffs. Fort Randall now has a…

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Almost taxed to capacity, the 300-ton overhead crane in the Fort Randall powerhouse lowers the 548,000 pound rotor for the number one generator. First power from the Army Engineers' most advanced of the Missouri River projects will go on the line…

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A row of circuit breakers - king size fuses - in the huge switchyard at Fort Randall Dam. One of the largest in the world, the big power dispatching center is 900 feet long and 250 feet wide. Power from the generators is fed to the switchyard through…

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Hydroelectric energy for the power-hungry Missouri Basin will be generated in this massive powerhouse at Fort Randall Dam, Pickstown, South Dakota, starting March 15, 1954. When completed, the big concrete and steel power center will be 710 feet long…

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Fort Peck's Power Plant . . . is one of the highest buildings in Montana. A height of 271 feet is needed to enclose surge tanks that prevent water from reservoir tunnels damaging generator turbines. Four 24-foot tunnels, each about 1.25 miles long,…

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Water Coursing Down the Fort Peck Spillway . . . attains a speed of about 60 miles an hour in the mile long concrete channel as it falls 214 feet to the stilling basin. Part of the 180 mile long reservoir is shown at the upper right. By closing these…

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Fort Peck Dam 1952 - Upstream view of the 1000 foot wide spillway structure with a discharge capacity of 250,000 cubic feet per second. The discharge through the spillway is controlled by 16 vertical lift gates , each 40 feet in width and 25 feet in…
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