Dakota Datebook: Garrison Diversion's beginning
October 17, 2022
For North Dakota there were a lot of dreams depending upon the Missouri River Diversion. As far back as 1890 there was talk of diverting water from the Mouse River or the Missouri River into Devils Lake to raise the level of the lake for the purpose of allowing for the steamboats on the lake to return to the early railroad docks, but this never came to pass.
In the 1920’s, Sivert Thompson re...