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CHANGING OLD RIVER

Daniel B. Botkin

in Beyond the Stony Mountains

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195162431
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199790043 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162431.003.0002
 CHANGING OLD RIVER

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This chapter focuses on the challenges posed by the Missouri River on the expedition. Topics discussed include the establishment of Weston, Kansas, in 1837; the river's meanderings, the river as a landscape painter, attempts to control the Missouri, and effects of levees on St. Charles, Missouri; six major dams on the river, and channelization of the Missouri River.

Keywords: Lewis; Clark; expedition; Missouri River; Weston; Kansas; St. Charles; levees; dams

Chapter.  7500 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Biodiversity and Conservation Biology

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