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Upstream view from the Jamestown Dam, before flooding, Jamestown, N.D.
Upstream view from the Jamestown Dam, before flooding, Jamestown, N.D.
TitleUpstream view from the Jamestown Dam, before flooding, Jamestown, N.D.
Date of Original1953-09
DescriptionView from top of Jamestown Dam looking upstream at area that will be flooded by water buildup. To the right is visible a portion of the outlet works. The James River can be scene to the horizon.
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General SubjectLandmarks
Subject (LCTGM)Dams
Waterways
Rivers
Valleys
Reservoirs
Subject (LCSH)Horizon
Organization NameUnited States. Bureau of Reclamation
LocationJamestown (N.D.)
Stutsman County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Jamestown Dam (N.D.)
Jamestown (N.D.)
Decade1950-1959
Item Number2035.824
Negative Number2035.824
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"The James River is shown on the upstream side of the Jamestown dam. At the center right is the outlet works, through which the normal flow of the river will go. Next spring the reservoir will start to build up with the snow runoff. At the normal pool level of 1, 429 feet above sea level, the reservoir will hold about 40, 000 acre feet of water. That level would back the water about 12 river miles to the north. In catching the spring runoff, the pool would be operating at a higher level, backing the water possibly 33 miles upstream. The dam 's immediate purpose will be flood control. But it is the first major unit to be constructed under the overall plan for diversion of Missouri River water to Devils Lake and then into the James and Sheyenne Rivers for irrigation purposes. However, irrigation in central North Dakota is still far in the future." - Caption with image in "Jamestown Dam Ready for '54 Spring Runoff, " Fargo Forum & Daily Tribune, Sept. 29, 1953, p. 14.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Photographer unknown.
ContributorForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Forum Negative Collection 2035
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/971
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2035.824)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs000177
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