This Missouri River is a major tributary of the Mississippi River. The river is managed for both flood control and navigation, but barge traffic on the river above Kansas City, Missouri is negligible. Management for both uses can result in releases less than would be optimal for maximum flood control, as it did in 2011.[1]


  1. "After Floods, Debate Over Missouri River Rolls On" article by A.G. Sulzberger in The New York Times July 23, 2011

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