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Pactola Lake, Black Hills, South Dakota, USA
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Pactola dam was built to satisfy the growing thirst of Rapid City, downstream and outside the foothills of the Black Hills of South Dakota.  The reservoir flooded the town of Pactola, one of the early white settlements in the Black Hills established during the gold rush of the late 1870s.  Also flooded by the lake were 1930s camps of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a program that employed young men during the Great Depression to manage the forest here as well as build earlier dams on nearby streams for flood control.

Copyright: John Roberts
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Uppladdad: 22/07/2012
Uppdaterad: 10/06/2014
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Tags: lake; outdoors; nature; public lands; dam; beach; forest; reservoir
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