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MRAPS Public Scoping Meeting
Midwest Region, July 8, 2010
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Project Leader Tracy Hill traveled to Jefferson City, MO on 1 June to attend the public meeting for the Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study.  The meeting was one of 30 open-house meetings being held in the Missouri River basin by the Corps of Engineers to gather public comments on the congressionally authorized study to review the project purposes established by the Flood Control Act of 1944. 

The study will analyze the eight authorized purposes in view of current Missouri River basin values and priorities to determine if changes to the purposes and existing Federal water resource infrastructure may be warranted.  As defined by the Flood Control Act of 1944 the eight authorized purposes for the Missouri River system are Flood Control, Navigation, Irrigation, Hydropower, Water Supply, Water Quality, Recreation, and Fish and Wildlife. 

Approximately 150 individuals from special interest groups, nongovernmental organizations and state and federal agencies attended the meeting.  June wrapped up four weeks of public meetings in most of the upper Missouri River basin states with five weeks of meetings remaining.  The Corps will also hold 11 meetings with Tribal Governments.

Contact Info: Tracy Hill, 573-234-2132 x102, tracy_hill@fws.gov



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