"These majestic animals have played a very significant part in the history, religion and culture of our native people on the Fort Peck reservation," said Fort Peck tribal chairman Floyd Azure. "These bison have sustained our ancestors for thousands of years and they are in need of us of returning the favor. We are here to make sure they will always be here for our children."
Update, 13 Dec:
The Army Corps of Engineers announced that releases from the mainstem dams will continue, not because of pressure from red state politicians, but they want the storage if they are surprised (again) and because there are no resources to rebuild levees to protect the idiots that build in floodways.
President Obama: buy out the idiots, drain the dams, remove them from the face of the earth, and restore the Missouri River Basin to its historic role in healing the water cycle by rewilding the corridor.
Replace the dams with small hydro. Build overflow impoundments for floodwater to fix estuaries, to pump into geothermal generators, provide water for pulp mills that make packaging from beetle-killed trees, and irrigate truck crops.