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The Missouri River Flowing on Down to the Sea

June 30, 2011

We’ve been so smug  for so long  about how Pick-Sloan controlled the flooding on the Missouri River– but then who’da thunk that the climate would start going in for extreme-sports.  These were taken June 22nd around Pierre and the Oahe Dam.

The first photo is of some golf course properties.  No one ever suspected they’d end up in a flood zone — the River had been controlled; couldn’t happen unless the entire dam washed out.

The second is of Farm Island, a hugely popular state park recreation area.

The third is the Stilling Basin at the dam.  I thought it was just over-engineering, the dam would break before it would ever be used, kind of like building a house out at the golf course.

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  1. July 1, 2011 7:01 am


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