Army Corps of Engineers

Creativity, Conflict and Controversy: A History of St. Paul District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Merritt, Raymond H
This narrative history of the St. Paul District of the Army Corps of Engineers examines the role of the Corps in water-resource development and management, including the conflicts over what that role should be. A section on the Minnesota River discusses early river navigation, government river surveys, the failure of proposed dam projects, and the fight over constructions of channels to increase commercial river use. Additional issues, such as the early exploration of Minnesota, including the Minnesota River Valley, and the role of the Corps in pollution and flood control, are also discussed.

Minnesota River: Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting a report of the result of the examination and survey of the Minnesota River

Warren, General G.K.
Compiled by General G.K. Warren of the early Army Corps of Engineers, this document is the final report on a survey of the Minnesota River authorized by Congress to determine the river's navigability. Part I consists of an account of river surveys conducted by Warren in 1866 and 1867, along with a listing of various other sources of information such as reports by Long, Featehrstonhaugh, Nicollet, and Carver. Part II discusses important physical features of the Minnesota River, including its oversized valley.
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