Friday’s deadline for reaching an agreement on a Spring rise for the Missouri River has come and gone – and there is still no deal. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is trying to meet an order from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to take action to protect the pallid sturgeon, an endangered fish. It’s thought that by releasing water from a dam in South Dakota – the so-called Spring rise – the fish will be encouraged to spawn. Efforts to reach a deal will continue. The Corps is aiming for a draft plan to be ready for public comment by this Fall.
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