Guest column River can be resource if managed properly

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Posted: Saturday, May 11, 2013 11:45 pm

In decades past, barges would go up and down the Missouri River all the time. It was a common sight, and it made good economic sense for the towns along the river. Now, barge traffic has become increasingly rare.

The Missouri River can be a driver for economic growth again. One way for that to become a reality is if the U.S. Department of Transportation designates the river from Kansas City to Sioux City, Iowa, as a Marine Highway corridor.

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1 comment:

  • shoefly109 posted at 6:48 pm on Mon, Jul 1, 2013.

    shoefly109 Posts: 18

    Millions have been spent to buy land along the Missouri River, to grow in weeds and trees. Back to natural they called it, but over the years. This low land is slowly filling and becoming higher then the surrounding towns and farmland. The cry for levees ,but not too high of levee. Because this will force the water higher down stream. Flooding big cities and homes of the important ones. Time has come to manage the whole river by building levees that well hold back the river. The cleaning of the river water should be number one. By using the land owned by the state to filter the water and return it. This would become the breeding ground for wild life. Only thing needed is a very high levee to hold back the water.

     

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