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Diverting the Mighty Missouri Marker
Photographer: Barry Swackhamer
Taken: August 26, 2020
Caption: Diverting the Mighty Missouri Marker
Additional Description: Captions: (middle left) Intake structure of the diversion tunnels nearing completion on June 30, 1936. Today the intake structure is located in the Fort Peck Reservoir below 200 feet of water.; (center) Workers pose for a photo immediately after they finished pouring concrete in the tunnel. The steel liner and bulkheads behind the workers hold the concert in place. February 3, 1937.; (bottom center) Once the dike was blasted on June 24, 1937, the Missouri River ran through the diversion funnels.; (middle right) Tunnel outlets on the downstream side of the dam under construction in September, 1935. Each tunnel is more than one mile long with a diameter of more than 24 feet.
Submitted: December 7, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
Database Locator Identification Number: p555586
File Size: 3.383 Megabytes

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