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High court hears Montana dam dispute


WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court dominated by Easterners tried to make sense Wednesday of a Western water dispute.

The court heard arguments in a lawsuit between a power company and the state of Montana over who owns the riverbeds beneath 10 dams sitting on three Montana rivers.

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Holter Dam on the Missouri River near Wolf Creek, s privately owned by Pennsylvania Power and Light. U.S. Supreme Court justices heard arguments that invoke the Lewis and Clark expedition from two centuries ago in a dispute that could affect who controls waterways across the nation.

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