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Missouri River Committee learns efforts on management plan

Kansas City, Mo. – The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met in Kansas City, Mo., February 23–26. At its 28th meeting, MRRIC continued to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to develop the Missouri River Recovery Management Plan (Plan). The Committee heard presentations on a range of potential management actions that could benefit the three listed species: the least tern, piping plover, and pallid sturgeon. These actions form the basis for alternatives that can be tested using river models.

Missouri River Committee to meet in Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) will hold its 28th meeting February 23-26 in Kansas City, Mo. Public attendance is encouraged, and an opportunity is provided during each daily session for the public to address the Committee and the lead agencies, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), regarding the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP).

Harlan County Dam to close for repair project

REPUBLICAN CITY, Neb.,— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Harlan County Lake is preparing for a closure of the dam to allow the contractor, OCCI Construction of Fulton, Mo., to begin the Tainter Gate Repair Project. During the period from March 2 to March 13, both lanes of the dam will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and traffic will be directed to take the designated detour.

Lake visitors encouraged to remember Cold Water Safety

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District wants to remind those around the water this winter to be especially safe. Even though the jet skis and float tubes are tucked away, there are still outdoor enthusiast taking advantage of excellent hunting and fishing opportunities.