National Academy of Sciences
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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.

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