In this issue

  • Meeting Focused on Proposed Missouri River Recovery Plan

    The Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC) met May 23-25 in Sioux Falls. Much of the meeting discussion focused on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Corps’ proposed Missouri River Recovery Management Plan.

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  • Yankton-Area Events

    Several annual events in the Yankton area raise community awareness about the importance of a healthy Missouri River in their daily lives – and for future generations.

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  • Omaha/Council Bluffs River Clean Up

    Missouri River Relief, a Missouri-based river clean up and education organization, returned to the Omaha/Council Bluffs area May 20.

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  • Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo

    The 11th annual Fort Kearny Outdoor Expo was held May 13 near Kearney, Nebraska. About 6,000 people attended the event, which featured a variety of family-friendly outdoor activities.

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  • Big Sioux Water Festival

    The 25th annual Big Sioux Water Festival was held May 9 on the campus of South Dakota State University in Brookings. This festival was attended by fourth-grade classes from 30 area schools.

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  • Clean Water Rule Update

    As promised during last year’s presidential campaign, President Trump is starting the process of repealing the Clean Water Rule.

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  • League Comments on Proposed Stored Water Rule

    On May 15, the League submitted comments on a proposed U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rule intended to clarify the Corps' approach to water stored in Corps-operated systems, including the Missouri River reservoir system.

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