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Aids to Navigation on the Missouri River: Concrete Piles Employed in Dam Construction
Photos and article about the modification of the course of the Missouri River at Elwood Bend, Missouri, just north of Saint Joseph, and at Fort Riley, Kansas, with concrete dams built to improve navigation...
Army Corps of Engineers Wharf Buildings
Full frontal and sideview; located at approximately Delaware and the Missouri River.
Boom on the Missouri
Article with large photos, map, and captions about the proposed "broad plan for control and development--an MVA like the TVA" of the Missouri River valley, with dams to be built by the United States Army...
Business Beat: Groundbreaking April 5
Description of a project to study water resource management in regard to urban planning.
Busy Days on the Big Muddy
Illustrations (by artist Robert Andrew Parker, or Robert Parker) and article about the riverboats carrying cargo downstream on the Missouri River, with many depictions of barges, their pilots, and river...
Civil Engineering: Dams for Domestic Needs
Article about the Garrison Dam project on the Missouri River, designed both to provide a water reservoir for irrigation and for flood control upstream of Garrison, North Dakota.
Corps Promises Changes
November 8, 2011
"Under pressure from Congress and states, the Army Corps of Engineers said Monday that it will change its approach to operating Missouri River dams with the aim of reducing prospects for future flooding."...
Digging Out Kansas City Business
Recovery from flood involving literally digging business buildings out from the "evil-smelling mud."
Engineering: Taming Missouri River
News about four dams on tributaries of the Missouri River to control flooding, including "the Kortes and the Boysen dams in Wyoming, Angostura in South Dakota, and the Enders in Nebraska," all part of...
Flood Waters Roll into History as New Marks Are Set, Controls Talk Revives
Description with numerous photos of the flood, accompanied by engineering plans to prevent a similar reoccurrence.
From One Dam, More Power and Water for a Sixth of U. S.
Article about the hydroelectric power and reservoir water gained by the new Oahe Dam on the Missouri River in South Dakota, providing both flood control and irrigation water for farmers, built by the United...
Historical Resources Mitigation Volume I: We Remember the Rivers--An Oral History Survey of the River Valleys in the Harry S. Dam and Reservoir Project, Missouri
Study of the history of the river valleys flooded by or closely affected by Truman Lake, created by a dam of the Osage River and its tributaries southeast of Kansas City. Includes oral interviews conducted...
How Superflood Wrecked Kansas City
Brief account of the flood damage and the city's recovery.
How to Stop Floods: Answers from General Pick, Top Man for River Control
Interview of "General Lewis Pick, Chief of the Army's Corps of Engineers and coauthor of the Pick-Sloan Plan for harnessing the Missouri" River, with his answers on how to stop the floods of the Missouri...
Land of the Big Muddy
Article about the various aspects, including flooding, irrigation from dammed reservoirs, hydroelectricity, and flood control, of the Missouri River, with several large photos.
Lt. Gen. Lewis Pick Dies: Former Chief of Army Engineers Was 66
Photo and obituary for Lieutenant General Lewis Pick, "retired, former chief of Army engineers and the prime architect of the multi-billion-dollar Pick-Sloan program for the Missouri river basin development,"...
National Affairs: Spring Flood Waters Roll On; Controls Stymied by Bickering
Article about "the worst flood since 1844" in the Missouri River valley, with description of flood control measures led by the Army Corps of Engineers, from Sioux City, Nebraska, to Saint Louis, Missouri,...
Pick Raises Kaw Flood Damage Estimate to $990 Million; Called Conservative
Photos and text about the unprecedented damage and prices for repairing and adding flood prevention measures.
R.E.M. Des Islets
Portrait of Colonel R.E.M. Des Islets, U.S. Army District Engineer of Kansas City, Missouri. Des Islets spoke to the South Central Business Association on June 1, 1943, about proposals to President Franklin...
The Missouri Valley
Extensive article about flood control on the Missouri River and its tributaries. Lists a program "known as the Pick-Sloan plan," and the proposed Missouri Valley Authority, designed primarily for flood...
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