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Published August 19, 2011, 05:22 AM

Dalrymple: Take Missouri River Management Away From Army Corps

North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he'll be asking governors from other Missouri River states to take the river's management away from the Army Corps of Engineers.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple says he'll be asking governors from other Missouri River states to take the river's management away from the Army Corps of Engineers.

Most governors from the eight states are meeting in Omaha on Friday to talk about this year's river flooding problems and how to solve them.

Dalrymple says the river could be better managed by an agreement among states — called a compact.

He says a river compact works well in managing other river systems, and he says this year's flooding problems show that change is needed.

Approval from Congress would be needed before the compact could be established.

Friday's meeting will include Brig. Gen. John McMahon, who is the commanding officer of the Corps division that oversees the Missouri River.

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