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Published May 20, 2012, 04:39 PM

Missouri River is added to the endangered rivers list

(WDAY TV) -- A conservation group out of Washington, DC is calling out outdated flood management practices along the Missouri River and is adding it to its list of endangered rivers.

(WDAY TV) -- A conservation group out of Washington, DC is calling out outdated flood management practices along the Missouri River and is adding it to its list of endangered rivers.

American Rivers made the announcement this week, citing public safety as a concern. It's asking Congress and the U-S Army Corps of Engineers to fund programs that would help natural flood protection.

The group says the river was once wide with extensive floodplains, but now a series of reservoirs along the upper river and a narrow, deep channel farther downstream have made public safety an issue.

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