Development of the Aquatic Gap program in Kansas is part of a basinwide effort to map aquatic resources for the Missouri River.  This is an important effort because the high degree of transformation to this large river system, including impoundments, land transformations (urban and agricultural) and the introduced of nonindigenous species.  However, there are also relatively unimpacted streams in this region that will be important in evaluating biological potential of this area.  This project includes cooperation with state fish and wildlife agencies of Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, the US Army Corps of Engineers, the US Bureau of Reclamation, the USGS, Western Area Power Administration and the National Park Service.

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