River Plan Passes Committee; Bond Upset
Washington, DC – Missouri U-S Senator Kit Bond is upset that a management plan for the Missouri River gained approval by a committee in Washington yesterday.
The amendment would stop the release of water upstream when levels at three reservoirs dip below 40-million acre-feet.
The current policy halts releases at 31 million acre-feet.
The move could mean no barge traffic on the lower Missouri next year.
Bond says that would force grain to be moved more expensively by truck or rail.
He calls the move a total nuclear war on Missouri.