Missouri River
10:05 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Corps to study long-term uses of Missouri River water, hold public meetings

A tugboat on the Missouri River near Kansas City, Mo.
(Flickr/Brian Hillegas)

Updated Tuesday, Aug. 21, to add comments from South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley. Originally posted Aug. 20.

What does an oil and gas boom in North Dakota have to do with Missouri River reservoirs?

Hydrofracturing – the process that gets new wells up and running – takes lots of water.

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