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Published July 13, 2011, 10:59 AM

Coast Guard closes more of the Missouri River

LINCOLN, Neb. — The U.S. Coast Guard is closing more of the flooded Missouri River to boats and barges.

LINCOLN, Neb. — The U.S. Coast Guard is closing more of the flooded Missouri River to boats and barges.

The Coast Guard says it's extending the closure another 160 miles from Leavenworth, Kan., to Glasgow, Mo. The closure went into effect on Monday.

The Coast Guard says it added the stretch after consulting with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the governors of Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.

Nearly 600 miles of the Missouri River are now closed to boat traffic, from Glasgow to near Gavin's Point Dam in Yankton, S.D.

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