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NFC: Fw: [Updates] THE MISSOURI RIVER URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP!
THE MISSOURI RIVER URGENTLY NEEDS YOUR HELP!
TELL THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND THE COUNCIL ON ENVIRONMETNAL QUALITY
MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION ON MISSOURI RIVER DAM OPERATIONS.
The US Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) stands poised to make a decision
will determine the fate of the Missouri river for the next half century.
URGENTLY need your IMMEDIATE help to send a strong message to President
Clinton and the Corps that they must make the right decision.
In the next ten days, the Corps will announce their preferred option for
revising the Missouri River Master Water Control Manual, which will
how the river’s dams are operated for the next several decades. State and
federal biologists unanimously agree that the “split navigation season”
option, which provides proper spring and summer flows to improve fish and
wildlife habitat on the entire Missouri River, is the only option that
reverse the trend toward slow death of the Missouri. This option will
the best results for river wildlife, basin state economics, recreation,
tourism, and quality of life for riverside communities.
Unfortunately, the Missouri River dam reforms proposed on January 13 by
Northwestern Division of the Corps ignore the needs of river wildlife and
recreation. The Northwestern Division's proposal would continue to manage
the Missouri's dams primarily to benefit barge traffic - at the expense
recreation and river wildlife.
PLEASE CALL OR FAX THE CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION.
URGE THEM TO MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION FOR THE MISSOURI RIVER AND THE
COMMUNITIES THAT DEPEND UPON THE HEALTH OF THIS GREAT AND HISTORIC RIVER.
To see sample letters, visit
http://www.amrivers.org/missouridamwestphal.html. Use these letters or
Send/fax your letters or call:
Assistant Secretary Joseph Westphal
US Army Corps of Engineers
108 Army, Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310
George Frampton, Acting Chair
Council on Environmental Quality
Old Executive Office Building, Room 360
Washington, DC 20500
To see a fact sheet on the “split navigation season” proposal, visit
To see an article on the “split navigation season” option, visit
For more information on American River’s campaign to restore the Missouri
River, visit http://www.amrivers.org/missouri.html.
To see the Corps Missouri River Master Water Control Manual, visit
1025 Vermont Ave, NW, #720
Washington, DC 20005
smcdowell at amrivers_org