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Montana Governor makes an offer to downstream states

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October 31, 2011


HELENA, Montana: Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer has stated that he would support changes to the flood management plans of states downstream from the Missouri River as long as they leave his state out of it. Some states with record flooding earlier this year want to lower upstream reservoirs, granting them access to more water to control runoff. Schweitzer argues the plan could lead to empty reservoirs when drought hits, harming recreation, wildlife and agriculture. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has indicated it will change its management plan if all the states along the river agree on the solution.[1]

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