World Water Day: Missouri resources

(KPLR) – World Water Day is March 22. Todd Sampsell is the Missouri State Director of the Nature Conservancy. He stopped by to talk to with John Fuller about water conservation in Missouri and the importance of St. Louis as a river city.

In Missouri, we’re still experiencing the effects of the 2012 drought. The dam systems of the Missouri River, for example, are still impacted by the low river levels, which impact commerce that depends on the river to transport goods.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has started to tap into reservoirs upriver to keep the Missouri River going.

Other areas of the state have recently been affected by flooding. Homes are evacuated, roads are flooded, and crops are lost when water levels rise to dangerous levels. Too much or too little water impacts food, jobs, the economy, and our safety.

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