Guests: Chad Smith Director, American Rivers Missouri River Field Office Lincoln, Nebraska Mark Wilson Field Supervisor Fish and Wildlife Biologist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Columbia, Missouri Mimi Garstang State Geologist Chief of Water Resources, Department of Natural Resources State of Missouri Rolla, Missouri Tom Waters Farmer Chairman, Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association Kansas City, Missouri Who should control the water level in the Missouri? Environmentalists say the river flow should be bumped up in the spring, to mimic natural flow and to help save three endangered species. Barge operators and farmers say controlled floods pose a risk to people and property. In this hour, in a live broadcast from Kansas City, we'll take a look at the proposal for so-called controlled floods.
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