Treating the Missouri River like "just a big ditch"
July 22, 2009
The Omaha District
of the US Army Corps of Engineers is set to begin a long-term study of the Missouri River
, which among other things divides the states of Iowa and Nebraska. The purpose of the study is to determine how the interests of the farmers, barge operators, recreational users, municipalities, power plants, and others that share the river can be balanced in a way that maximizes its usefulness to the region. The Corps has long been responsible for Missouri River management
, and Iowa officials think the river may have significant value for recreational purposes that are being under-utilized in favor of straight channels for barge shipping.
We have been involved in many Missouri River projects, including flood-control projects
and dams. Please feel free to contact us
with your questions.
last revised July 2009