Transcript for Giant on the Bighorn, segment 01 of 9


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It rises here - the Bighorn River in central Wyoming - and meanders northward to Montana.

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For sixty-five million years, the Bighorn raged against the land, changing as the land changed, scribing a narrow gorge hundreds of feet deep.

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In nineteen sixty-five the Bighorn was harnessed by the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation. The rambunctious river, undisciplined, often willful, was put to work.

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The dam bears the proud Crow Indian name Yellowtail through whose land the Bighorn chases.