Kansas Dams to Help Offset 'Spring Pulse'

By: AP
By: AP

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Water flow from two Kansas dams is being
reduced this week to coincide with the expected arrival of the
``spring pulse'' that would raise the Missouri River and help the
endangered pallid sturgeon.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says reduction of water flow from Tuttle Creek and Perry dams in Kansas will reduce by more than half the rise in the river caused by the pulse below Kansas City.

The ``pulse'' is controversial in Missouri, where farmers fear extra water could flood their fields. The corps says the river at Kansas City will be about a foot lower when the pulse arrives on Sunday than it was Wednesday.

A pulse planned for March was canceled because of heavy rain.

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