By Tim Leeds 

Gov. goes head-to-head with downstream governors

 


The governor of Montana is taking issue with seven other governors' request to change the way the Missouri River is managed.

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer said Monday a request from the governors from the states downstream from Montana equates to Montana emptying reservoirs every fall, to make sure there is room to capture runoff in the spring and prevent flooding.

"They're ganging up and going to take Montana's water and destroy Fort Peck (Reservoir) and make it a mudhole, " Schweitzer said in an interview with the Havre Daily News.

The seven governors met Friday — a meeting which Sch...



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