National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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January 9, 2002

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Degradation of the Missouri River ecosystem will continue unless the river's natural water flow is significantly restored, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council. Congress should enact legislation to ensure that federal officials manage the river in a way that improves ecological conditions, said the committee that wrote the report.


Speakers:
Steven Gloss Program Manager, Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Flagstaff, Ariz. and Chair, Committee on Missouri River Ecosystem Science.