Missouri River levels sinking

January 28, 2009 | 6:19 p.m. CST
Mike Klender, the Kansas City water supply division assistant manager for operations, stands by one of the city's auxiliary water intakes. The intakes are designed to suck water from lower river levels at a pumping station along the Missouri River in Kansas City. The gradual lowering of the river bed could eventually threaten billions of dollars in property development, the stability of levees and bridges and make boat travel more difficult by exposing navigation hazards.

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