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After decade of low water on Missouri, Corps deals with excess

By AP/St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – Recreational boaters are back and the fish are biting in the upper reaches of the Missouri River system.

Hundreds of miles downstream in Missouri, fully laden barges are again plying
the Big Muddy without worry of hitting bottom.

Low river levels caused by a decade of dry conditions in the Missouri River basin have been reversed by rains and robust snowmelt.

Now, the Army Corps of Engineers is dealing with excess water and is in a race to lower reservoir levels before runoff next spring.