P> The Pick-Sloan Flood Control Act (“Act”) is a U.S. federal legislation enacted in 1944. The Act authorized the construction of thousands of dams and levies across the U.S. It also established changes in policies relating to flood control. More than 50 dams and lakes have been built pursuant to this legislation. Additionally, the Act established the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program.
The Act managed the Missouri River with six intents: hydropower, recreation, water supply, navigation, flood control and fish and wildlife.