Pristine

I took this photo a year ago. I was visiting Wagner, SD, and decided to drive over to see the Fort Randall dam and Lake Francis Case. It was one of those spring mornings that was windless, clear and cool. In South Dakota, the Missouri River has been “domesticated” by a series of 4 dams,…

05-07-09 A Perfect Sunday Afternoon

To say that the Missouri River dams in South Dakota have changed the face of the river is an understatement. In the attempt to tame the river and tap its potential for irrigation and power, towns and burial burial sites were submerged and the original landscape of the “real” river was lost forever. But just…