Oahe Dam


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Oahe Dam

(ōwä`hē), major unit of the Missouri River basin project, 242 ft (74 m) high and 9,360 ft (2,853 m) long, on the Missouri River, central S.Dak., near Pierre; built 1948–63 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers. The reservoir impounded by the dam extends c.250 mi (400 km) upstream and has one of the largest reservoir capacities in the United States. The dam provides hydroelectric power, flood control, improvement of navigation, and irrigation.
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Areas Are Located From Approximately Thirty-Two Miles Below Oahe Dam (River Mile 1039) To Ten Miles Below Big Bend Dam (River Mile 979).
This legislation granted the construction of several dams and manmade lakes including the Fort Peck Dam, Garrison Dam, Lake Sakakawea, Oahe Dam, Big Bend Dam, Fort Randall Dam, Gavins Point Dam, and Lewis and Clark Lake.
Though a series of dams were being built on the Missouri River directly north of Omaha, the Garrison Dam in North Dakota and the Fort Randall and Oahe Dams in South Dakota were unfinished, making the situation worse.
The Court phrased the issue in this manner: "whether the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe may regulate hunting and fishing by non-Indians(77) on land and overlying waters located within the tribe's reservation but acquired by the United States for the operation of the Oahe Dam and Reservoir.
In exchange for approximately 104,420 acres of tribal trust land to be flooded by the Oahe Dam,(100) Congress appropriated $10,644,014 for payment to the Tribe.
In contrast, according to the Eighth Circuit, the purpose of the Cheyenne River Act was to acquire the property rights necessary for the building and operation of the Oahe Dam and Reservoir, so the Montana analysis was not controlling.
T his undoubtely reflects the large level of construction employment associated with the construction of the Oahe Dam in the early 1960's.
It also took bids in 2012 to rehabilitate spillway gates at Garrison and at 786-MW Oahe Dam, also on the Missouri.
Louis District taking the Big Bend and Oahe Dams and the Philadelphia District taking the Gavins Point and Fort Peck Dams.