The federal court order to reduce flows for three days on the Missouri River doesn’t sit well with Senator Christopher Bond. He says the Army Corps of Engineers, which manages the flow of the river, is already caught between orders from two federal judges – one telling it to maintain current levels and the other ordering a reduction in levels. Bond says this temporary three-day reduction planned for August 12th is already causing problems with barge traffic on the river because of the need to plan ahead. Bond says any further reduction in Missouri River flows will result in greater truck traffic on Interstate 70 and other crowded highways in the state. The order to reduce the flows is in response to environmental concerns.
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