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Missouri River Institute
The University of
South Dakota
414 E. Clark Street
Akeley-Lawrence
Science Center
Vermillion, SD 57069
Email: info@mnrrwatertrail.org

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Living River Group
of the
Sierra Club

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Site Description:

Gavins Point Dam is located five miles west of Yankton, South Dakota, at river mile 810. The last in a line of six dams located along the mainstem Missouri River, Gavins Point Dam drains just over half of the Missouri River basin. Completed in 1957 as part of the Pick-Sloan Act of 1944, the plan gives Gavins Point Dam and the five other dams on the mainstem Missouri River eight authorized purposes; flood control, navigation, irrigation, hydropower, water supply, recreation, fish and wildlife, and water quality.

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