Flood Control, Irrigation & RecreationConstruction of Pactola Dam began in 1952 and was completed in 1956. At times nearly 200 men worked on the dam. Unskilled workers earned $1.25 an hour and skilled workers $2.75 an hour. The men placed 2,163,251 cubic yards of impervious earthfill and 2,156,742 cubic yards of rockfill for a total of 4,319,993 cubic yards of embankment fill. There were no accidental deaths in the four years of construction at Pactola, but numerous injuries resulted from the steep terrain and outcroppings of hard rock known as amphibolite.
|Placed By||The U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Reclamation of the U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 9:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 620929 N 4881383|
|Decimal Degrees||44.07565000, -103.48975000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 4.539', W 103° 29.385'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 4' 32.34" N, 103° 29' 23.10" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7423 Pactola Basin Rd, Rapid City SD 57702, US|
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