Water Stories

Regulated dams, like this 58-foot-tall example above, should feature proper vegetation control that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of an inspection.
Dams and reservoirs play important roles in enhancing the quality of life in Missouri.
Justin Davis of the department’s Well Installation Section and a contractor with Flynn Drilling Company access well information from the WISDIM application while on site.
ArcGIS applications provide public access to geologic data.
Department and city of Perryville leaders break ground on Perryville's Southeast Wastewater Treatment Plant in September 2020.
Creative assistance programs help fund costly upgrades to water and wastewater systems.
Dry corn plants stand in a field.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has been working on several projects to reduce future issues related to flooding and drought.
Water flows down the Missouri River. The rocky bank is in the foreground and the sun is setting behind trees in the background.
Celebrating 50 years of protecting public health and the environment.
An image of architectural plans for the Salt Creek bridge.
Strengthening our parks and historic sites with capital investments for the future.
Photo of Belinda Hughes.
For nearly eight years, I sat next to Belinda Hughes here in our publications office.
Photo of Aarick Roberto.
Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Human Resources Program
Water rushes from a partial breach in the Glover Spring Lake Dam in Fulton, on Aug. 3, 2016, as department staff assess the damage. The department assisted Callaway County officials in evaluating the risks associated with the breach and advised landowners on repair.
A dam failure could be catastrophic, but the Dam and Reservoir Safety Program aims to ensure the worst never happens.
Photo of a street in Rolla, Kansas during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s with a dramatic dust cloud on the horizon.
High rates of erosion during the Dust Bowl led to the creation of the Missouri Soil and Water Conservation Districts in 1944.