Missouri’s lakes, rivers, streams, springs, wetlands and groundwater are valuable public resources. They provide drinking water, recreational and tourism opportunities, wildlife habitat, water for agriculture and industrial uses, and more. Protecting our water resources will also protect human health, our ecosystems and Missouri’s economy.

Interstate Waters
Staff coordinate issues relating to major river basins that affect Missouri
Real-time water surface elevations for drinking water reservoirs
Losing Streams
A losing stream is a stream where a significant amount of its water flows underground
Missouri is home to more than 4,500 springs
Locate information about water levels for many Missouri streams
Streams and Rivers
The department partners with USGS to support the network of streamgages in Missouri
Watersheds provide water for drinking, irrigation and industrial processes
Water Monitoring and Data
Our goal is to keep citizens informed about water quantity and quality throughout the state
Water Pollutants and Sources
Pollutants such as nutrients, bacteria, chloride and other substances affect water quality
Water Quality Standards, Impaired Waters and TMDLs
Standards provide a way by which attainment of water quality objectives can be measured
Missouri has eight types of natural wetlands, all of which we work to understand
Missouri Water Supply Studies
Water information for effective decision-making

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