Missouri River study focus of Dakotas meetingsThe Army Corps of Engineers is holding meetings around the Missouri River basin as it takes a look at how the river system is managed.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is holding meetings around the Missouri River basin as it takes a look at how the river system is managed.
The agency last summer gathered public comments on how the study should be shaped. Project manager Mark Harburg tells North Dakota Public Radio that the corps got more than 1,000 comments.
The meetings being held now in seven states are to provide updates and get feedback on the scope of the project. A meeting was held in Bismarck on Tuesday evening, and one was set Wednesday in the South Dakota capital of Pierre.
Congress ordered the study. It will compare modern uses of the river's dams and reservoirs to those authorized by the federal Flood Control Act of 1944.