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Taming the Kootenay

 
Duck Lake Reclamation officials reviewing plans for the project.
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Dyking projects went past 1935.
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Widening of the Duck Lake outlet.
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High water threatened to breach the dykes in 1961; pictured here is District 10 in Idaho.
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Showing the Arrowsmith property at the bottom of Archibald Hill.
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Clarence Olson farm, Creston.
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High water of the Kootenay River caused the dykes to slough away in some areas.
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The 'Black Bridge' over the Goat River.
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Homes and businesses along Goat River bottom flooded.
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Various newspaper reports concerning progress on the Libby Dam at Libby, Montana.
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Work trestle for the Libby Dam.
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The Libby Dam that would save all the farmlands from flooding and regulate water levels.
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View of the Kootenay Flats after the Libby Dam was put into place.
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Newspaper clippings from the Nelson Miner, detailing the flood of 1894.
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Dragline brought in to work on the Creston Valley dykes.
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Women standing in the flood waters
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Mae Holder and Zoe Kanester on the Reclamation Road, taken before the dykes went out.
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Harry Ostendorf and Bill Vigne loading logs on Harry's logging truck.
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