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Missouri River Institute
The University of
South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Science Center
Vermillion, SD 57069

Financial support for website development provided by the
Living River Group
of the
Sierra Club




Site Description:

Ft. Randall Dam on the Missouri River was built in 1956 as a part of the Pick-Sloan Plan and is one of six dams on the Missouri River. Ft. Randall Dam is named after the Fort Randall Military Post, which was built in 1856 and named after Colonel Daniel W. Randall, a former deputy paymaster in the Army.

Lake Francis Case is above Ft. Randall Dam, and provides many recreational opportunities including camping, fishing, and swimming. The 39-mile District of the Missouri National Recreational River begins at Ft. Randall Dam and extends just below Chief Standing Bear Bridge, near Running Water, SD.
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