The Missouri River
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This paper examines the Missouri River, encompassing its history, geography, features and the threats that it faces at the moment. The paper discusses the sincere efforts that are being made to identify successful, cost-effective approaches to conserving and rehabilitating the river's fish and wildlife populations while maintaining current benefits provided to the residents of the Missouri River basin.
From the Paper:"The State of Missouri is located in central United States, lying immediately West of the Mississippi River. It is divided by the Missouri River into fertile prairies and rolling hills in the North and West and the hills of Ozark Plateau in the South. Highly urbanized much of its population lives in the two main cities of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Missouri River flows through the center of this region and is the longest river in North America and is the chief tributary of the Mississippi River. Rising in the Rocky Mountains it flows north and east through Montana, then southeast across North and South Dakota before joining the Mississippi at St. Louis (Author unavailable, "The Missouri River Story," 1998). A series of dams provide irrigation and has considerably reduced the danger of flooding along its lower course. The river drains one-sixth of the United States and encompasses 529, 350 square miles. It flows 2,341 miles from its headwaters at the confluence of the Gallatin, Madison, and Jefferson Rivers in the Rocky Mountains at Three Forks, Montana, to its confluence with the Mississippi River at St. Louis, Missouri. The Missouri River basin is home to about ten million people from twenty-eight American native tribes and ten states. These include Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and a small part of Canada."
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