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1960 Voters Support Irrigation

Conservancy Sub-District

Voters in 15½ counties of central and northeast South Dakota supported creation of the new Oahe Conservancy Sub-district, and elected a board of directors to guide sub-district activities, with an emphasis on promoting and developing the Oahe irrigation project.  Economic boosters in South Dakota celebrated sub-district creation as a great victory.


Amazing Voting Record

Voters in 1960 overwhelmingly approved creation of a conservancy sub-district, allowing development of the Oahe irrigation project.

Conservancy Sub-District

Voters in 1960 approved creation of the Oahe Conservancy Sub-district, a regional governmental entity. The sub-district's boundaries are shown here.

Oahe Sub-District Board

Original board members, Oahe Conservancy Sub-District, elected by voters in 1960.