On the Missouri River, drought’s effects are diluted by tapping northern reserves

Kansas City Star: In times like these, you might have to dip into your savings. That's true even for the Missouri River. The Big Muddy has run through this year's supply of snowpack and rain and is now drawing on reserves held in lakes upriver in North Dakota and Montana. Those reservoirs insulate the Missouri from droughts like the one hurting rivers and streams across the U.S. this year. While the Mississippi fell to 15 feet below normal near Memphis last week, the Missouri stayed level, except for a one-foot......

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