This stretch of “free-flowing” Missouri River is bounded by
the active channel of the river.  It
contains an ever changing series of sand bars that are used by nesting least
terns and piping plovers.  Plains
cottonwoods form part of the vegetative cover.  

Conservation Issues

Flood control structures greatly affect instream flow (and
temperature and periodicity) as well as vegetative establishment on sandbars. 


The channel itself is public land.  

Land Use

The area is managed for recreation and conservation, but is
heavily influenced by adjacent flood control structures.  The vast majority of the adjacent land is
private rangeland and housing.  

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