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Flood concerns prompt halt to spring rise on Missouri River

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it heard the concerns of worried Missourians and has eliminated the spring release on the Missouri River below Kansas City.

The corps announced early Thursday that it has begun holding back releases from tributary dams in the lower Missouri. The corps says that effectively negates releases already in motion from Gavins Point Dam in Yankton, S.D.

The corps says the move will still provide a pulse of higher water to prompt spawning of an endangered fish. But it eliminates the flow in flood-weary Missouri.

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