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U.S. Geological Survey Staff to Provide Update on Research Planned for Missouri National Recreational River Post 2019 Flood

(SPRINGFIELD, SD) – Join the Missouri Sedimentation Action Coalition for a free informational webinar at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14, 2020.

MSAC has invited Nathan Schaepe, a hydrologist and GIS specialist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s Nebraska Water Science Center. The topic will be: Life after the Flood in the Missouri National Recreational River.

In 2019 a bomb cyclone storm event caused a complete failure of Spencer Dam on the Niobrara River. That failure led to catastrophic flooding downstream of the dam as a wall of water, ice, and sediment coursed downstream. It is critical for federal and local managers to understand how this event altered the Missouri National Recreational River which includes the downstream segment of the Niobrara River and a segment of the Missouri River upstream from Lewis and Clark Lake. Over the next three years the U.S. Geological Survey will be conducting an investigation to characterize these changes and determine what they will mean going forward.

A question and answer time is expected. The webinar is expected to last approximately 30 minutes. Use the link at the top of the page to register. You will receive an email with connection information right after registering.

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