A lengthy review of how the Missouri River system is managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be done with a backdrop of politics, special interests — and low confidence in the corps.
The $25 million, five-year study was authorized by Congress to determine whether changes need to be made in the 1944 law that sets eight purposes for the dams, reservoirs and lower free-flowing river: flood control, navigation, hydropower, irrigation, water supply, recreation, water quality, and fish and wildlife.
By Wayne Ortman, The Associated Press
, May 24, 2010
The Jamestown Parks and Recreation Commission accepted a bid Monday to add an irrigation system to the Pro Shop at Hillcrest Golf Course.
The bid was $2,963 from Traut Lawn Irrigation, Jamestown. The other bid was nearly $500 more from Irrigation Services out of Bismarck.
An irrigation project is bringing relief to hay meadows and to farmers in the heart of the state’s cattle country.
The Eaton Irrigation Project was built in the 1930s, when ranchers struggled to provide hay for their livestock. Today, 67,000 acres of land benefit from the project. Each spring, water is directed onto the hay land.
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