Fort Peck Dam

Fort Peck Dam

Special | 56m 46s

In a 1934 speech at Fort Peck, Montana, Franklin D. Roosevelt unveiled his plan to build the world's largest earthen dam, creating thousands of jobs at a time when the country was still reeling from the Great Depression. It stands today as an icon of the "big dam" era, but our thirst for water places increasing demands on this precious commodity.

Aired: 04/01/13

Expired: 03/30/17

Rating: NR

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