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  Montana's Missouri River Country - The Ultimate Sportsman's Paradise
Millions of years before the formation of the Missouri River in Montana, dinosaurs made this once lush wetland their home.
Missouri River Country in Montana offers the kind of hunting that other parts of the world only dream about.
The main show in Missouri River Country is the river-and that means fishing is the star.
missouririver.visitmt.com   (372 words)

  
  Missouri River - LoveToKnow 1911
The Missouri drains a basin having an area of about 580,000 sq.m.; this includes the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains from the northern border of the United States to the middle of Colorado, and its larger tributaries take their rise in those mountains.
Bends in the river continue to develop by erosion until the neck between two of them is cut off, and in the process numerous islands, sand-bars, and crescent-shaped lakes are formed.
Early in the 18th century French fur-traders began to ascend the river, and in 1764 St Louis was established as a depot; but the first exploration of the river from its mouth to its headwaters was made in1804-1805by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Missouri_River   (845 words)

  
  Missouri River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The headwaters of the Missouri are in the Rocky Mountains of southwestern Montana, near the continental divide.
The entire Missouri River watershed was acquired from the French by the United States in 1803 as part of the Louisiana Purchase and explored by the Lewis and Clark Expedition, which successfully used the river in exploring for a route to the Pacific Ocean.
Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham immortalized the fur traders and flatboatmen who plied the Missouri River in the early 1800s; these same boatmen were known for their river chanties, including the haunting American folk song "Oh Shenandoah".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Missouri_River   (1106 words)

  
 Missouri River - Simple English Wikipedia
It is a tributary of the Mississippi River.
The source of the Missouri River is in the Rocky Mountains, in the state of Montana.
The Missouri was used as the route of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804-1806.
simple.wikipedia.org /wiki/Missouri_River   (239 words)

  
 Missouri River basin project - Encyclopedia.com
Missouri River basin project comprehensive plan authorized in 1944 for the coordinated development of water resources of the Missouri River and its tributaries, draining an area of c.513,300 sq mi (1,329,400 sq km) in Nebraska, Montana, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, and Minnesota.
Archeology in the Missouri River Basin: The Role of the Missouri Basin...
of the Mississippi River north of the confluence with the Ohio River, excluding the Missouri River Basin.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Missrproj.html   (918 words)

  
 Missouri - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Missouri (IPA: /məˈzʊri/, /məˈzɝi/, /məˈzʊrə/, or /məˈzɝə/), named after the Missouri Siouan Indian tribe meaning "town of the large canoes", is a U.S. state in the United States with Jefferson City as its capital.
Missouri produces the most lead of all of the states in the Union with most of these mines in the central eastern portion of the state.
Missouri Creoles of French ancestry are concentrated in the Mississippi River valley south of St. Louis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Missouri   (1915 words)

  
 Missouri River
The Missouri River, flowing through central South Dakota, is one of the longest rivers in the United States.
The terrain in the basin ranges from the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains to the fertile soils of the central prairies.
The Missouri River of the past was characterized by six associated habitat types, all extremely important for wildlife.
www.northern.edu /natsource/HABITATS/Missio1.htm   (1238 words)

  
 NDGS - North Dakota Notes #7   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To summarize the situation at Bismarck-Mandan: the Missouri River valley north of the two cities is much younger (formed during a glacial event, perhaps 25,000 years ago) than is the valley several miles south of the city, where it coincides with — crosses — the old, preglacial northeast-trending Heart-Little Heart valley.
When the McLean River was blocked by a glacier in the Riverdale area midway through the Ice Age, a large, proglacial lake formed ahead (to the west) of the ice in the valley of the McLean River.
The youngest, and narrowest segment of the Missouri River valley in North Dakota is in the New Town area between Four Bears Bridge and Van Hook Bay.
www.nd.gov /ndgs/NDNotes/ndn7_h.htm   (1467 words)

  
 Missouri River Macroinvertebrate Study
In addition to providing an updated survey of the macroinvertebrate assemblage in the Missouri River, this study provides current estimates of invertebrate prey available to juvenile pallid sturgeon stocked in the Missouri River as part of recovery efforts.
Drifting invertebrates were collected in the water column and near the bottom in the main channel with a 0.5-m conical plankton net outfitted with a flow meter to measure the volume of water filtered.
The lack of evidence to date of an established population of zebra mussels in the Missouri River downstream of each dam indicates that either the initial veliger identifications were in error (i.e.
www.fws.gov /greatplainsfishandwildlife/MissouriRiverMacroinvertebrateStudy.html   (711 words)

  
 The Missouri River
The Missouri River is failing to flow, according to studies by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Academy of Sciences.
They say the river is in serious decline and action must be taken to reverse the damage and restore some semblance of the river's natural flow out of Fort Peck Dam if the pallid sturgeon, least tern and piping plover are to be saved from extinction.
Scientists say that land use policies must be formulated so the river can use its floodplains to mitigate the effects of flooding and drought, and the flow regulated to allow survival of the species that live in and from the river.
www.montanariveraction.org /missouri.river.html   (1272 words)

  
 NDGS - North Dakota Notes #7   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To summarize the situation at Bismarck-Mandan: the Missouri River valley north of the two cities is much younger (formed during a glacial event, perhaps 25,000 years ago) than is the valley several miles south of the city, where it coincides with — crosses — the old, preglacial northeast-trending Heart-Little Heart valley.
When the McLean River was blocked by a glacier in the Riverdale area midway through the Ice Age, a large, proglacial lake formed ahead (to the west) of the ice in the valley of the McLean River.
The youngest, and narrowest segment of the Missouri River valley in North Dakota is in the New Town area between Four Bears Bridge and Van Hook Bay.
www.state.nd.us /ndgs/ndnotes/ndn7_h.htm   (1467 words)

  
 The Missouri River
Missouri is the world's 15th-longest river at 2,341 miles.
Missouri drainage area is 529,350 square miles, one-sixth of the entire United States.
Missouri is one of the most changed rivers in the U.S. Its many dams and reservoirs have created many lakes and stopped the free-flowing nature of the river, stopping flooding in many areas.
www.socialstudiesforkids.com /articles/geography/missouririver.htm   (224 words)

  
 Missouri River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The extensive use of paddle steamers on the upper river helped facilitate white settlement of the Dakotas and Montana, helping spark several of the most intense Indian Wars in the region.
The river is notable for being the setting of the Pete Seeger song.
In the song, a captain leading a squad on training manuevers insists on crossing the titular river, insisting that it is safe to cross.
www.saintjoseph.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Missouri_River   (655 words)

  
 Montana's Upper Missouri National Wild and Scenic River Canoe Guides and Outfitters
The Upper Missouri River in Montana is one of the premier canoe trips in the Unites States.
The Upper Missouri River then cut down through the entire rock package, and, especially in the White Cliffs, has exposed a spectacular geologic wonderland of 300 foot high white sandstone cliffs that are laced with a complex network of 20 foot thick veins of dark-brown igneous rock.
Beaver are commonly seen swimming in the river, and they slap their tails and dive as canoes approach; these beaver are not dam builders, instead inhabiting cavities dug into the mud of the river's banks.
www.uppermissouri.com /riverinfo.htm   (1608 words)

  
 Missouri's Jacks Fork River
This is an electronic reprint of a Missouri Department of Conservation document.
This tributary of the Current River is one of the wildest and most scenic of the Missouri Ozark streams.
River entrance of cave is one of the most spectacular cave entrances in state.
www.missouricanoe.org /river-maps/jacksfork.html   (368 words)

  
 Missouri River Master Water Control Manual
The 185-mile reach of the Missouri River between Fort Peck Dam and the North Dakota border is of high importance due to the diverse native fish community present.
The FEIS Summary states “Native fish in the river reaches are naturally adapted to the high, warm, and muddy spring and early summer flows, and the lower late summer and fall flows characteristic of the historic Missouri River.” This statement is correct, yet the Preferred Alternative does virtually nothing to re-establish these conditions.
While we applaud your efforts to restore river function by land acquisition and reopening old oxbows and chutes, we believe the maintenance of aquatic habitat is most effectively and economically done by letting the river do the work.
www.fisheries.org /units/AFSmontana/RecentCoor/Missouri%20River%20Master%20Water%20Control%20Manual.htm   (966 words)

  
 Agricultural Issues in Missouri
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon said today that his office will file a lawsuit this week seeking an injunction against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers over the Corps' plan to release water from upstream reservoirs on the Missouri River in a “spring rise” beginning May 1.
Attorney General Jay Nixon is concerned that Missouri farmers may not be covered by a federal crop insurance program if their crops along the Missouri River are flooded by artificial "spring pulses" planned in 2006 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon joined state and business leaders under the Gateway Arch today to stress the importance of consistent, navigable water levels for the Missouri River.
ago.missouri.gov /agriculture   (1033 words)

  
 Drop in Big Muddy roils nation's midsection - The Boston Globe
The Oahe Reservoir, filled by the Missouri River in South Dakota, is down 44 feet from its peak in the late 1990s.
Utility officials have raised rates for electricity because the hydropower dams on the river are generating two-thirds of their usual capacity.
Further complicating the river's management are requirements of the Endangered Species Act, which was decades away from becoming law when the dams were built half a century ago.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2005/03/07/drop_in_big_muddy_roils_nations_midsection   (1402 words)

  
 MPR: Water Wars: Missouri River politics
The Missouri River is nicknamed the "Big Muddy." But for the last 50 years that description applies more to its politics than the water.
In Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri the river is hemmed in to form a narrow shipping channel.
The river has receded so much the past two years that docks and boats are on dry ground in some parts of the Dakota's.
news.minnesota.publicradio.org /features/2003/06/30_steilm_riverpolitics   (1224 words)

  
 Missouri (river)
Major river in central USA, largest tributary of the Mississippi, which it joins north of St Louis; length 3,969 km/2,466 mi; drainage area 1,370,000 sq km/529,000 sq mi.
The river is formed by the confluence of the Jefferson, Gallatin, and Madison rivers near Gallatin City, southwestern Montana, and flows southeast through the states of Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota to Sioux City, Iowa.
The dams interfere with the natural seasonal flows of the river, and several species are threatened with extinction; the Missouri was on the US ‘most-endangered river’ list 1993–2001.
www.mysticmeg.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0030138.html   (284 words)

  
 Introduction to Missouri - The Show Me State Capital Jefferson City
The Missouri quarter is the fourth quarter of 2003, and the 24th in the 50 State Quarters® Program.
Missouri became the 24th state on August 10, 1821, as a part of the Missouri Compromise.
The Missouri quarter depicts Lewis and Clark’s historic return to St. Louis down the Missouri River, with the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (Gateway Arch) in the background.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/mo_intro.htm   (1115 words)

  
 Missouri River
The upper Missouri River ran freely through Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota until six massive dam and reservoir projects were built during the second half of the twentieth century.
The natural flow of the river has long nurtured an ecosystem that is home to buffalo, eagles, wolves, fish, turtles and birds, in addition to a variety of edible and medicinal plants.
The flow of the Missouri River is managed by the Army Corps of Engineers through six dams that keep the river flow steady to facilitate the movement of large barges and to control flooding in the lower stretches of the river.
www.sacredland.org /endangered_sites_pages/missouri_river.html   (1529 words)

  
 Lewis and Clark :: Places :: The Missouri River Valley
And The Diverse Landscape That Surrounds It The Missouri River Valley.
The Conservancy’s new Missouri River Program is working across state lines — Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska — to protect and restore some of the landscapes Lewis and Clark encountered in 1804.
In Missouri, it consists of more than 4,000 acres at the Conservancy’s Dunn Ranch and Pawnee Prairie preserves, which sports an array of wildflowers, grasses and grassland birds, including Henslow's sparrows, upland sandpipers, sedge wrens and grasshopper sparrows.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/lewisandclark/geography/movalley.html   (537 words)

  
 The Missouri River in Central Montana : Fly Fishing Information and Photos
The Missouri River begins near the town of Three Forks, formed by the confluence of the Gallatin River, the Jefferson River and the Madison River.
The Missouri river at its origin flows through wide-open valleys, flanked by buttes and small mountains that are thinly forested.
Below Totson Dam, the Missouri River flows for another twenty-two miles before it reaches the thirty-miles long Canyon Ferry Reservoir near the town of Townsend, which is located about 50 miles south of Helena.
www.bigskyfishing.com /River-Fishing/Central-MT-Rivers/missouri-river/missouri_overview.shtm   (677 words)

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