The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will soon have free reign to change the Missouri River levels. Senator Kit Bond has announced he’s dropping his battle with the White House. That means the corps will be able to institute a “spring rise” on the Missouri as early as next year. The controversial proposal also calls for lowering the Missouri during the summer. Bond failed to convince enough fellow senators to block the move. He’s encouraging Missouri voters to punish democrat Al Gore on election day.