More Precious Than Gold: Garrison Dam

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Water, whether too much or too little or of poor quality, has long been an issue in North Dakota.  Water issues and attempts to rectify them, as well as explanations of the numerous state, federal and even international agencies involved, are presented.

While the Garrison Dam provides flood control and hydroelectric power, it means that North Dakota hosts a “permanent flood,” which changed the ecosystem.  The project also displaced many thousands of white and Native American farmers and ranchers on a half million acres of land.

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Bob Dambach (Producer); Randy Cadwell, E. Carlson, Dave Geck, Travis Jensen, Lee Westad (Videographers)


More Precious than Gold: North Dakota's Water Issues, Prairie Public Television (2003)

Grade Level

3 - 12

Subject Matter

Social Studies, Science

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