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Stream Teams United

Dave Gullic, who works with the DNR's water quality monitoring section, nets a fish in Jefferson City's Binder Lake. The department samples fish tissues for mercury, as part of a monitoring process required by the EPA.
Missouri Department of Natural Resources

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has identified a new batch of lakes and streams that do not meet water quality standards.

The state agency added 60 water bodies to this year’s draft list of impaired waters, including several in the greater St. Louis region. Many of the listed water bodies had high concentrations of bacteria or algae, often linked to runoff from cities, towns and farms.