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Exploring the Missouri River: Part 2

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By Kevin Lavery, KWMU

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St. Louis, MO – On their journey up the Missouri River, Lewis and Clark took detailed notes about the natural environment.

Their descriptions of big bison and fragile flowers became a scientific primer for countless expeditions that followed.

America saw little need to protect its wildlife 200 years ago. Today, the Missouri River is a whirlpool of environmental politics.

In part two of our series, KWMUs Kevin Lavery reports on how river communities co-exist with nature.

The final part of Kevin's series will explore how a shortage of water has one small upstream community fighting for its health - and its history.

Link: KWMUs series on the Missouri River

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