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Missouri Waterbody and Designated Use Data
Click on
• the Entity ID link to view EnviroMapper.

• the Waterbody Name to get the expanded text.
* the linked values in the State DU Code column to select related numeric criteria
• the State DU Description to get the expanded text.
STote A "No feature found" response from EnviroMapper means the data are in WQSDB but not in the RAD.
Waterbody Waterbody Segment
Entity ID Name Description





State DU


State DU Name
State DU Description
Eioating and Canoeing Activities n which limited contact
|with wate is assumed.
3oating and Canoeing [Activities n which limited contact
|with wale is assumed.
Boating and Canoeing Activities n which limited contact
|with wate is assumed.
Drinking Water Supply

Maintenance of a raw water supply
which will vield notable water after
Drinking Water Supply Maintenance of a raw water supply
|which will vietd potable water after
State Specific DU
limited contact
canoeing, limited contact
boating, limited contact

dnnkinq water supply

raw water supply

This table report shows, for a portion of the
Missouri river: the designated uses, and
definitions from the state WQS. For Missouri,
the WQSDB also shows selected numerical
limits for chemical concentrations in the water
that need to be met to support these designated
uses.  For other states, tribes, or territories, you
can get criteria information from the full text
copy of the state's WQS.
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Water Quality Standards
WQS Repository
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EPA Office of Water EnviroMapper
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Water Quality Standards Database (WQSDB) Manager:
  Bill Kramer (kramer.bill@epa.gov)

NHD Georeferencing Web Site:
                                                                                          July 2004
                                                              Water Quality Standards
                                                                   Database (WQSDB)

                                                                                                             The Water Quality Standards Database (WQSDB) is
                                                                                                             being developed to display water quality standards
                                                                                                             (WQS), including designated uses and criteria, for
                                                                                                             the Nation's surface waters. The database began as a
                                                                                                             prototype and has evolved into the National
                                                                                                             WQSDB containing designated use information for
                                                                                                             28 jurisdictions. The following 26 states, one U.S
                                                                                                             Territory, and one Indian Tribe have been approved
                                                                                                             for internet display: Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut,
                                                                                                             Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho,
                                                                                                             Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri,
                                                                                                             Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New
                                                                                                             Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island,
                                                                                                             South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas,
                                                                                                             Utah, West Virginia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the
                                                                                                             Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. Work is
                                                                                                             progressing to include the remaining states, tribes,
                                                                                                             and territories. Once completed, they will be
                                                                                                             included as part of semi-annual updates to the

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WQSDB Overview
WQSDB Reports
  For an introduction to the WQS Program, click on
  "Basic information," then "History," and then
  "Introduction to WQS," or go to:
The source information for the WQSDB is obtained
from each State's WQS regulations. Under the Clean
Water Act, each state is required to set water quality
standards and to identify a designated use for each
body of water in that state. The designated use, such
as drinking water supply or recreation, provides the
regulatory goal for a waterbody and defines  its level
of protection.

These  standards vary from state to state (e.g., some
states group many designated uses in to classes, e.g.,
Class A); while other states specify the use,  such as
drinking water or primary contact recreation.

In addition to a designated uses, criteria have been
added  for Missouri and Mississippi as pilots.
Currently, criteria information is being limited to
numeric criteria for priority pollutants and selected
non-priority pollutants. Inclusion of criteria
information will enable the database to support
complex queries involving criteria and uses on
specific waterbodies on stream segments.

The full text of the WQS for each state, tribe, and
territory is assembled on EPA's website.  New or
revised WQS that have been adopted by the  States,
Tribes, or Territories; and approved by EPA, will be
updated periodically; see http/www.epa.zov/ost/wqs.

The WQSDB information can also be found using
maps in EPA's  EnviroMapper. EnviroMapper for
Water is a web-based Geographic Information
System (GIS) application that dynamically displays
information about bodies of water in the U.S. This
interactive tool  allows you to create customized
maps portraying the nation's  surface waters along
with a collection of environmental data;  see
http://www. epa. sov/waters/enviromapper.
                                                             By clicking on the WQSDB map
users can get table reports of WQS information by
selecting the designated uses and waterbodies of
interest as shown in the example screen below.
There are currently six WQSDB reports:

•  Designated Use and Waterbody Information by
   State: This report is a summary of designated use
   and waterbody information.

•  Designated Use and Waterbody Information
   Across States:  This report relates designated use
   information across States.

•  Designated Use and Class Information by
   National DU: This report relates States
   designated use information to National Designated
   Use Information.

•  State Numeric Criteria: This report identifies the
   State numeric criteria for each designated use.
   (MO and MS)

•  EPA Numeric Criteria: This report lists the
   recommended EPA numeric criteria.

•  State vs. EPA Numeric Criteria: This report
   compares State numeric criteria with the
   recommended EPA numeric criteria. (MO and
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                                      Missouri Designated Use Information

           Select one or more State Designated Uses ftom the scrolling Irs!. To select rnoie than one Stale Designated Use. hold down the control key wnile clicking on the text To cleat all
           selections press the Reset button.
           State Designated Use:
I                             Boating and Canoeing
                             Cold Water Fishery
                             Cool Water Fishery
           You may select a waterbody by either typing a Walerbodj1 Name into the input field or selecting one or more Waterbody Names from the scrolling lisi.
           Walerbody Name:

                             Beginning with  Exacl rnalch  Containing