Legislation Could Prevent Other States From Accessing Water In Missouri

(Missourinet)  Missouri’s drought conditions are expected to continue through at least December, and that means lawmakers in Jefferson City could consider drought relief policies in the upcoming legislative session.

Republican Representative Mike Haffner of Pleasant Hill tells Missourinet that things are already being worked out at the federal level.

He is the co-chair of the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Agriculture and has heard from the Department of Natural Resources about low water levels on the Mississippi River.

The drought has caused the water levels to be so low that the river’s stage level is being lowered even more to help move crops along the river.