One billion dollars. That’s the figure that is being tossed around in Washington as the solution to restore the havitat of the pallid sturgeon in the Missouri River. The Army Corps of Engineers says the money would buy bottom land and restore side channels on the lower third of the Missouri River – the minimum needed to save the pallid sturgeon from extinction. Efforts to restore some of the river lost to channelization in the early part of the 20th century actually began in 1991.
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