Joint Water Board
The Missouri River Joint Water Board (MRJWB) has been cooperating with the State of North Dakota, through the State Water Commission to support a representative of the recreation industry as a member of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC).
MRRIC serves as a forum where people with diverse interests in the Missouri River basin can collaborate on recommendations for implementing the Missouri River Recovery Program.
MRRIC was authorized by Congress in Section 5018 of the 2007 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA). This authorization included a provision for MRRIC to provide guidance on a study of the Missouri River and its tributaries, known as the Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan (MRERP). That study was suspended per the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012 (Section 120).
In July 2008, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, John Paul Woodley, signed the Implementation Guidance for Section 5018 of WRDA 2007, thus approving the Charter for MRRIC and establishing the Committee.
MRRIC will serve as a collaborative forum to develop a shared vision and comprehensive plan for the restoration of the Missouri River ecosystem. MRRIC will provide recommendations to federal, tribal, state, local, and private entities in the basin on efforts to recover threatened and endangered species, and restore their habitats while sustaining the river's many uses.
More information regarding MRRIC can be found here.