U.S. Department of Defense



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Published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2009) 1-2


The overall vision of the Missouri River Recovery Program is to create a sustainable ecosystem supporting thriving populations of native species while providing for current social and economic values. Many of these social and economic values are authorized by the U.S. Congress as crucial uses of the river’s resources. Hydroelectric power is one of these authorized purposes. Hydroelectric power uses the power of the river to provide electricity to homes and businesses within the Missouri River Basin and beyond.