Army Corps Releases Plan for Release of Water

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Friday, September 29 2006 Sep 29, 2006 Friday, September 29, 2006 9:11:49 PM CDT September 29, 2006 in News

Last spring's controversy over protecting the pallid sturgeon's breeding grounds showed the Army Corps that resolving disagreements is a vital part of the process.

"The last 15 years, most of the decision-making on the river has been very contentious," Mac admitted. "It's been settled in courts rather than a congenial atmosphere for discussion."

The Corps held an open house Friday so the public could have its say about the operation of the newly-formed Recovery Committee.

"We need to make sure that there is a process where those people are involved in making the decisions," explained Rosemary Hargrave of the Missouri River Corps of Engineers, "making the recommendations about what needs to be done in a way that they can accept."

The Army Corps said the committee will make recommendations, perhaps by December of 2007, to agencies that do recovery work on the Missouri River.

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