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Corps officials plan monthly updates on Missouri River

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials plan to resume providing monthly updates on water levels in the Missouri River basin in January.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the first briefing will be held on Jan. 9.

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Each of the briefings will include updates on the current conditions along the river, the weather forecast and the Corps’ plan to manage the dams.

The Corps will adjust the amount of water released from dams along the river in response to conditions.

Last year, releases along the water were limited because the Corps was conserving water as the region recovered from drought. That affected barge traffic on the river.

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