May 24, 2012
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Brig. Gen. John McMahon, left, speaks on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, during a meeting at the National Energy Center of Excellence at Bismarck State College in Bismarck, N.D., about Missouri River management. The governors of North Dakota and South Dakota and representatives of six other Missouri River states attended the meeting. On the right is David J. Ponganis, programs director for the Corps' northwestern division in Portland, Ore., and Jody Farhat, the chief Missouri River water manager for the Corps' district office in Omaha, Neb. McMahon is the top military commander for the Corps' northwestern division, which includes the Missouri River.
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