Senators to Discuss Management of Missouri River

6 years 5 months 1 day ago Wednesday, July 13 2011 Jul 13, 2011 Wednesday, July 13, 2011 3:42:00 AM CDT July 13, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Senators from states along the Missouri River will be gathering to discuss the management of the flooded waterway.

The meeting was planned for Wednesday afternoon in Washington.

Officials in upstream and downstream states on the Missouri are sometimes at odds on how its flow should be managed.

Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, of Missouri, says he's hoping for a joint effort for better flood control. Blunt and fellow Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, teamed up with North Dakota Sens. John Hoeven and Kent Conrad to create the Missouri River Working Group.

McCaskill says it will be helpful for senators to get the same information at the same time and to hear one another's questions. She says she hopes lawmakers can develop a logical plan for the entire Missouri River system

 

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