The facility first known as the Spearfish Fish Cultural Station was established in 1896 by the U.S. Fish Commission. It was built and fully operational by the summer of 1899.
Things To Do
1. Watch Water and Dust.
2. Complete Episode Quiz individually or as a group. (Note: The quiz has additional information and related video.)
3. Student Glossary (PDF)
- Print Crossword Puzzle, (answers), and distribute to class.
4. Discussion Cards (PDF)
5. Class Activity - Inquiry: Heat Transfer Activity
Building Orman Dam - 1907
On this page you will find educational resources for the Dakota Pathways episode called Water and Dust. There is an episode guide, additional videos, activities, and more.
One of the first floods to be recorded at the confluence of the James River and the Missouri River occurred in 1881.
On June 9, 1972, an exceptionally heavy rain fell on areas of the Black Hills that were already saturated by higher-than-normal seasonal precipitation, leading to a flood.
Photos taken by Joseph Hutton, professor of Agronomy at SDSU.