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Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2011. Missouri River Planning: Recognizing and Incorporating Sediment Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13019.
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Appendix B
Acronyms

ACT (inter)Agency Coordination Team

BiOp Biological Opinion

BSNP Bank Stabilization and Navigation Project

CEM Conceptual ecological model

CWA Clean Water Act

CWC Clean Water Commission (State of Missouri)

EIS Environmental Impact Statement

EPA Environmental Protection Agency

ESA Endangered Species Act

ESH Emergent sandbar habitat

FWS Fish and Wildlife Service

GAO Governmental Accountability Office

HAMP Habitat assessment program

ISP Independent science panel

MRAPS Missouri River Authorized Purposes Study

MRERP Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan

MRRIC Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2011. Missouri River Planning: Recognizing and Incorporating Sediment Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13019.
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MRRP Missouri River Recovery Program

Mt Million tons

ROD Record of Decision

RPA Reasonable and Prudent Alternative

SWH Shallow water habitat

USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USGS U.S. Geological Survey

WRDA Water Resources Development Act

Suggested Citation:"Appendix B: Acronyms." National Research Council. 2011. Missouri River Planning: Recognizing and Incorporating Sediment Management. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/13019.
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Historically, the flow of sediment in the Missouri River has been as important as the flow of water for a variety of river functions. The sediment has helped form a dynamic network of islands, sandbars, and floodplains, and provided habitats for native species. Further downstream, sediment transported by the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers has helped build and sustain the coastal wetlands of the Mississippi River delta. The construction of dams and river bank control structures on the Missouri River and its tributaries, however, has markedly reduced the volume of sediment transported by the river. These projects have had several ecological impacts, most notably on some native fish and bird species that depended on habitats and landforms created by sediment flow.

Missouri River Planning describes the historic role of sediment in the Missouri River, evaluates current habitat restoration strategies, and discusses possible sediment management alternatives. The book finds that a better understanding of the processes of sediment transport, erosion, and deposition in the Missouri River will be useful in furthering river management objectives, such as protection of endangered species and development of water quality standards.

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