E.P.A. Partially Approves & Partially Disapproves Missouri’s List of Impaired Waterways

(Farmington) The E.P.A. has partially approved and partially disapproved Missouri’s latest list of impaired waterways and sent its decision to the State.

Four of those disapproved waterways are in St. Francois County.

The E.P.A.’s decision document provides a more detailed description of the review and the basis for their action.

The E.P.A. is partially disapproving nine water body/pollutant combinations for Missouri’s 2022 impaired waters list.

These disapprovals are specific to impairments related to aquatic life for these water bodies and do not pertain to recreational use issues. Any local recommendations or advisories regarding their recreational use remain in effect.

The nine water bodies were placed on a 60-day public notice now until October 6th.

The local waterways on the disapproval list Turkey Creek on the list twice for the pollutants of Cadmium and Zinc, Eaton Branch for lead pollutants and Flat River for Cadmium pollutants.

The E.P.A. requests public comment on these proposed nine water bodies only.

Written comments must be sent by email to [email protected].

Following the public comment period, the E.P.A. will issue its final decision regarding these water body/pollutant combinations.