Missouri River channel stabilization and navigation project
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Missouri River channel stabilization and navigation project report to the Committee on Aappropriations, House of REpresentatives by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English



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Statementby Mr. Kerr from the Subcommittee on Army Civil Functions, Eighty-second Congress, second session.
LC ClassificationsTC425.M7 A52 1952a
The Physical Object
Pagination7 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6127773M
LC Control Number52061606

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The Missouri River drains an area of , square miles and extends over one-sixth of the conterminous United Missouri River originates at the confluence of the Gallatin, Jefferson, and Madison rivers near Three Forks, Montana, and then flows east and south to its confluence with the Mississippi River just upstream of St. Louis. The Missouri River is the longest river in North America. Rising in the Rocky Mountains of western Montana, the Missouri flows east and south for 2, miles (3, km) before entering the Mississippi River north of St. Louis, river drains a sparsely populated, semi-arid watershed of more than , square miles (1,, km 2), which includes parts of ten Mouth: Mississippi River. The Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project (BSNP) Fish and Wildlife Mitigation Project (Mitigation) is an effort to mitigate or compensate for losses of , acres of fish and wildlife habitat from development of the BSNP on the Missouri River, extending from Sioux City, Iowa, to the mouth of the river, near St. Louis, Mo, a length of river miles. In the Rivers and Harbors Act, Congress authorized the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project (BSNP). This act resulted in channelization of most of the Missouri River below Sioux City, Iowa—a process that had begun in the nineteenth century—via a combination of dikes, revetments, and other engineering structures.

A general note on “Face Book posts”. to create a foot wide by 2,foot long shallow bench along the main channel of the Missouri River and the placement of woody debris to the area to create additional habitat. lost in the construction and continued operation of the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project. But it was the Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project, authorized by Congress in , that established the beginning of a century-long project to create a permanent channel for navigation from St. Louis to Sioux City, Iowa. The Corps started by removing snags—hundreds upon hundreds of them. This project is being conducted as part of the Missouri River Recovery Program (MRRP). The Recommended Plan uses a combination of measures that focuses on the contraction and expansion of flow in the Missouri River in order to cause flow to direct age-0 pallid sturgeon to nursery habitat along the navigation channel margins. Mississippi River Navigation Book The Mississippi River, at over 2, miles long, is the longest river in the United States (when combined with its tributary Missouri River). It drains most of the area between the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains.

^ "Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project". Missouri River Mitigation Project. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Archived from the original on Retrieved ^ O'Driscoll, Patrick; Kenworthy, Tom (). "Western drought shrinking Big Muddy". USA Today. Retrieved ^ Larson, Lee W. Missouri River Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project, Completed Project, Commercial Navigation Omaha and Kansas City Districts The unimproved Missouri River was a wild, unpredictable stream, many-channeled and meandering, a hazard to commercial navigation, and a constant threat to improvements along its banks. The flood forced the closing of several Missouri River traffic bridges from just above Gavins Point to northern Missouri. The closings made it impossible to cross the river for more than miles ( km) between Sioux City and Omaha and another miles ( km) between Plattsmouth, Nebraska (just south of Omaha) at Mile Marker and St. Joseph, Missouri, at Mile Marker Sedimentation, navigation, and agriculture on the lower Missouri River Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Soil and Water Conservation 72(4)AA .