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Jun 14, 2011


Janklow is an odd point man on this event. It makes me wonder what he is trying to cover up. What is his role in the permitting of Dakota Dunes?


Through my studying of the Pick-Sloan Plan two books I would recommend if you want a comprehensive history on the dams and the Corps are THE HISTORY OF LARGE FEDERAL DAMS:
PLANNING, DESIGN, AND CONSTRUCTION IN THE ERA OF BIG DAMS, and Big Dam Era. Chapter 6 (p235-292) in Large Federal dams covers the Missouri River. Big Dam Era covers the Missouri River from the implementation of the Pick-Sloan Plan to the 1990s. That book is about 200 pages. Granted they are written by the Corps, but they good comprehensive background histories. Luckily, they are now online in PDF format.
Large Federal Dams
Big Dam Era
If political history is more of your thing then I would suggest; Dammed Indians Revisited by Michael Lawson, Unruly River by Robert Kelly Schneiders, Cadillac Desert by Mark Reisner(Chapter 6 p170-213), and River of Promise River of Peril by John Thorson. It is alot of reading, but they are interesting books to give a perpective of the Corps and Janklow. Finally, if your interested in the legislation of the Pick-Sloan Plan I would recommend The Missouri Basin's Pick-Sloan Plan A Case Study in Congressional Policy Determination by Marian E Ridgeway. In my opinion the best book that describes the legislative process of the Pick-Sloan Plan. I know these are huge books and more time is required then the average reader might want to put in, but these are the best.

Joan Brown

I have often wondered what the fascination with building on water is. Of course I was raised with a healthy respect for water. Basically according to my late Dad, stay away from it. lol

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