Governor Mel Carnahan says he was sorry to hear that President Clinton is pressing his support for a “spring rise” on the Missouri River. Clinton this weekend vetoed a bill that would have kept river levels intact. Carnahan says he’s behind Senator Kit Bond, who changed the bill so it would prohibit any kind of spring rise. Lawmakers along the upper Missouri convinced President Clinton to support the higher river levels. The move would reserve more water for recreational lakes upstream, but would make barge navigation more difficult in this area.
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