States fight for Missouri River water

December 6, 2012 | 6:09 p.m. CST
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven, right, and Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt, whose states have long battled over water management, tour the Garrison Dam spillway on the Missouri River on May 29 in Bismarck, N.D. The water wars are raging again, with downstream drought-stricken states competing for the increasingly scarce upstream water of the Missouri River.

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