Low water levels could hinder Missouri River access

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Officials say a planned reduction in releases out of Garrison Dam could lower Missouri River water levels by as much 2 feet in coming weeks.

The drop will affect private boat docks and marinas along the river and likely call into service public low water boat ramps that have been unused for more than a decade.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the reduced releases are not uncommon is dry years.

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