Water and River Resources

 

Thousands of Missourians live along the banks of our state’s rivers, streams and lakes. I am committed to continuing my work on many important issues facing our water resources, including channel and stream bank degradation, flood protection, navigation, and property rights.

We need to focus on protecting human life and property and maintaining the safety and soundness of our levees. We must also support the important commercial advantages provided to us by the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers and our inland waterways system which serve as an important tool in both domestic and international trade.

I continue working with stakeholder groups and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and other federal agencies to ensure that our rivers and streams stay safe and clean, while allowing all Missourians to have access to and utilize these bodies of water to the fullest extent possible.

As a lifelong resident of the Lake of the Ozarks area, I have a special appreciation for the many benefits -- both economic and recreational -- that come from our fresh waters. I will continue to be an advocate for sound water resources policy and protection of landowner rights.