Fort Peck Dam


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Fort Peck Dam,

21,430 ft (6,531 m) long and 250 ft (76 m) high, on the Missouri River, NE Mont.; one of the world's largest earth-filled dams. The dam was built (1933–40) by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a flood-control and navigation-improvement project. In 1944 it became part of the Missouri River basin projectMissouri River basin project,
comprehensive plan authorized in 1944 for the coordinated development of water resources of the Missouri River and its tributaries, draining an area of c.
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 and is used for irrigation and the generation of hydroelectricity. Fort Peck Lake, 189 mi (304 km) long, is one of the largest artificial lakes in the United States and an important recreation area of the N Great Plains.
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