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By Tom Elpel
Contributing Writer 

Missouri River Corps of Rediscovery: Name Games


August 7, 2019

The water is crystal clear below Fort Peck Lake, becoming progressively more turbid after the Milk River spills into it. Here we met a gopher snake on the river, and it tried to enter the canoe.

"We nooned it just above the entrance of a large river which disimbogues on the Lard. side; I took advantage of this leisure moment and examined the river about 3 miles; I found it generally 150 yards wide, and in some places 200. it is deep, gentle in it's courant and affords a large boddy of water; it's banks which are formed of a dark rich loam and blue clay are abbrupt and about 12 feet high. it's bed is principally mud... the water of the river possesses a peculiar whiteness, being about the colour of a cup of tea with the admixture of a tablespoonfull of milk. from the colour of it's...

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