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Aug. 17, 2011MARYVILLE, MO | By: Wayman
The environmental protection agency upgrades the water quality standards for nearly 250 of Missouri's lakes and streams.
In our region, the federal use designations for most bodies of water remain the same. The federal decision designates some lakes as whole body contact, which increases the standards of cleanliness to support aquatic life and whole body contact recreational use. EPA regional 7 chief of water quality management John DeLashmit says this should make those using Missouri's water safer.