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Fort Peck Lake on the Missouri River

Fort Peck Lake on the Missouri River


The Missouri River from northeastern Nebraska through South Dakota, North Dakota, and eastern Montana is composed of a series of large reservoirs alternating with relatively natural stretches of river. This photograph was taken on the top of the Fort Peck Dam, looking westward toward the reservoir called Fort Peck Lake. The original river and its floodplain are obviously below many feet of water.