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Fort Peck Reservoir’s water level has climbed one-tenth of a foot so far this year, meaning runoff of the Missouri River has been miniscule, says the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It has only risen about onetenth of a foot this year and is projected to decline by almost one foot by the end of this month (July). As of right now Fort Peck Reservoir’s level is 10 feet lower than last year and 17 feet lower than in 2020.


Its acronym is EGOT, standing for Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards, which only 21 people in the world have won all four, making them EGOTs. They are Harry Belafonte, Mel Brooks, John Gielgud, Whoopi Goldberg, Marvin Hamlisch, Helen Hayes, Audrey Hepburn, James Earl Jones, Quincy Jones, Robert Lopez, Liza Minnelli, Rita Moreno, Mike Nichols, Richard Rodgers, Scott Rudin, Barbra Streisand, Jonathan Tunick and Andrew Lloyd Webber. – mike


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