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Oahe Dam Collection

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: H2011-003

Content Description

The collection consists of 53 scanned images of the construction of the Oahe Dam. Dates were written on the back of some of the images with a date range from roughly 1955 to 1961. Images include earth work, earth moving equipment, cement work, cement plants, and closure operations. Included are a number of bird’s eye and aerial images of various stages of the dam’s early construction. Oahe Dam is one of six main stem projects operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the upper Missouri River basin. Authorized by the Flood Control Act of 1944, the Corps began construction of Oahe Dam in 1948 and began generating hydroelectric power in 1962. President John F. Kennedy officially dedicated the dam and lake on August 17, 1962. Lake Oahe is the 14th-largest man-made reservoir by volume in the world with a storage capacity of 23.5 million acre-feet.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1955-1961


1 dvds

1280 Megabytes

0.1 Cubic Feet