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Hobbyfarmer
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Water flow cut on the Missouri River

Corps cuts flow on Missouri River

Monique Farmer of the corps office in Omaha, Neb., confirmed that reduction of outflow from the Gavins Point Dam in South Dakota began Friday. She says the reduction is necessary because of drought on the upper Missouri River.

The Missouri flows into the Mississippi near St. Louis. Barge traffic at St. Louis could be halted if the Mississippi drops another 4.5 feet.

The governors of Missouri and Illinois and 15 senators have urged the corps to reconsider the flow reduction or risk economic catastrophe for firms that rely on the Mississippi for shipping.

 

 

 

A friend of mine said they were going to do this. He has been working on the Missouri river south of Omaha building a new bridge across the river and they need the flow to float their barges with the cranes between spans.

60% of the time, it works every time.


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Hobbyfarmer
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Re: Water flow cut on the Missouri River

Might be a good thing we don't have boat loads of grain to ship. The railroads will soon have a rate "adjustment". The last 18 months of water management on the Missouri River has been pitiful.

60% of the time, it works every time.


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sw363535
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Re: Water flow cut on the Missouri River

Hobby,

can you explain that a little more.  What management choices are you refering to?

low knowledge level here.-

sw