Federal Agencies that Work in the

Missouri River Basin

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Recreation at the Corps' Lewis and Clark Lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers builds and manages water resources projects including dams, levees and channels. The Corps’ dams programs provide flood control, water supplies and recreation, while channelization projects support barge navigation and commerce. Learn more at http://www.nwo.usace.army.mil/


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Whooping Cranes in North Dakota

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service collects data on many endangered and threatened species in the Missouri River Basin, including birds like the whooping crane, piping plover and least tern, fish, mammals, and plants. Learn more at http://www.fws.gov/mountain-prairie/


The U.S. Geological Survey

Sioux City, Iowa during the 1952 flood.

The U.S. Geological Survey collects research data about hydrology (flows of rivers and streams), groundwater resources, water quality, and the environment. Lean more at http://www.cr.usgs.gov/

The National Park Service

Wild horses roam at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.

The National Park Service manages water resources in national park lands throughout the Missouri River basin including the Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota) and Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Learn more at http://www.nps.gov/mnrr/index.htm


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A Montana Wetland.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administers several programs to protect water quality in rivers, lakes and streams, and leads efforts to manage wetlands and protect watersheds. Learn more at http://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/region8.html


The National Resources Conservation Service

An NRCS staff member helps this Montana rancher identify prairie grasses.

The Natural Resources Conservation Service works with watershed protection and managing rural lands to protect natural resources. Learn more at their website: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/about/