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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold a public meeting on April 9 in Fort Peck to provide an update on water conditions and planned regulation of the Missouri River basin reservoirs during the coming months.

The Fort Peck meeting will begin at 11 a.m. at the Fort Peck Interpretative Center.

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The meeting will include a presentation from the Missouri River Water Management Division regarding the current status of reservoir operations followed by a question and answer session.

“Flood control remains a primary consideration as we move into 2013 despite the growing concerns about the impacts of the drought on the basin’s resources,” said Jody Farhat, chief of the Water Management Division. “In addition, we’re starting this year’s runoff season with the reservoirs drawn down significantly due to drought and as a result, we are implementing measures to conserve water in the mainstem reservoir system including reduced service to navigation this year.”

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