Missouri River

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The Corps of Engineers operates a system of six reservoirs on the Missouri River mainstem. The upper three reservoirs, Fort Peck in Montana, Garrison in North Dakota, and Oahe in South Dakota are the Corps’ three largest reservoirs in the nation. Their conservation storage is more than 50 times that of Tuttle Creek, Milford and Perry Reservoirs. The Missouri River is a significant source of water supply to the Kansas City metropolitan area and other communities of northeast Kansas along the river, including water for cooling at power generation facilities. The reservoir system also provides flood control and navigation benefits to Kansas.
Missouri River Basin