Missouri River reservoirs have room for spring runoff, Corps of Engineers says

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Posted: Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers says there is plenty of room in upper Missouri River reservoirs to handle spring runoff, but some groups are urging the agency to step up dam releases sooner rather than later.

Officials with North Dakota's State Water Commission and a county water board in the Bismarck-Mandan area both are pushing the corps to guard against flooding like the region experienced three years ago when hundreds of thousands of acres of primarily farmland were devastated in Missouri River states.

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