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Jul 19 2009

MO/IA/NE/SD: Nerves tense on Missouri review


Missouri Basin/US Army Corps Engineers

The Des Moines Register reports today about the upcoming (starting in October) re-evaluation of the uses and management of the Missouri River, one of the nation’s longest and most contested.

The Register notes, “An exhaustive five-year, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study of the Missouri begins in October. The $25 million study is expected to set up another round of battles among states, tribes and organizations with competing visions of the historic waterway. At issue: Everything from future drinking supplies and cooling water for power generation, to flood control, barge traffic, habitat protection, untapped recreational opportunities and potential economic gain.”

The Army Corps provides regular annual reports and operating plans for the river, but also conducts some periodic long-range studies and planning.

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