"Water, Water Everywhere?" family program coming to Upper Missouri River Breaks Interpretive Center

(FORT BENTON, Mont.) – Water is essential to life. In various parts of the world, water can be easy to come by… or not.

Of all the water in the world, only 1 percent is available as fresh water needed to survive. The United States holds almost half the world’s fresh water. While the average American uses 176 gallons of water per day, the average person in a developing country must walk about 4 miles for about 5 gallons per day.

Within the United States the Missouri River drains almost two-thirds of the country. Without the powerful Missouri, the town of Fort Benton, Montana, may not have even...

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