Exploring the Missouri River : Part 1
By Kevin Lavery, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – Earlier this month, the state of Missouri failed to stop the Army Corps of Engineers from conducting a spring rise on the Missouri River.
Environmentalists say the rise was needed to help the endangered pallid sturgeon. Missouri argued it would flood its cities and farms, though there was no such flooding by the time the water reached Kansas City.
KWMU's Kevin Lavery recently traveled to North Dakota to see the upstream side of the issue. In Part one of a three-part series, Kevin explores how the river shapes the economy.
(The second part of Kevin's series explores species protection along the Missouri River; the pallid sturgeon is only PART of the story.)
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