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Published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (1980) 1-16


The Missouri River from Gavins Point Dam to Ponca State Park, Nebraska was designated, on 10 November 1978, a National Recreational River. The purpose of the designation is to preserve and protect the river reach and to make its resources available for public use.

The Secretary of the Interior has been mandated to administer the river. Acting through the Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, the Secretary of the Interior has entered into a written cooperative agreement with the Secretary of the Army (acting through the Chief of Engineers) to provide for construction and maintenance of erosion control work and appropriate recreational development.

Prior to construction of the erosion control works and recreation facilities, the Army Corps of Engineers will prepare an Implementation Plan. This Plan will identify the outstandingly remarkable values for which the river is designated and prioritize these values on the basis of need to protect, enhance, and/or preserve. This bibliography was compiled to assist biologists in their participation in the development of the Implementation Plan.