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Lake of the Ozarks Water Quality

March 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Over the past year there has been some bad press relating to the water and water testing at the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. There has been plenty of news coverage on the issue, both bad and good. If you take some time to read all the information you will put to rest any doubts that might have been raised.

One local organization has geared up to fight that bad press and make sure that the truth is known about the water quality in the lake.  Their cause has been recently featured in the Lake Business Journal.

The group, [Citizens for Preservation of Lake of the Ozarks], formed in early February in response to several incomplete or inaccurate reports released about the Lake quality, developed a website and provided flyers for distribution to those who attended Overland Park and St. Louis boat shows.

Visit the Lake of the Ozarks Water Quality website to find out the 9 things you need to know about the Lake of the Ozarks, E. Coli and water quality.

From the Lake Water Quality site a recent quote is provided

“The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) December 2009 Water Quality Report indicates that the overall water quality of the Lake is generally good and fairly typical of most Midwestern reservoirs. Monitoring performed by MDNR and others previous to this particular sampling event also demonstrates that overall quality of the Lake of the Ozarks is typically good.   In 2009, relatively elevated levels of bacteria were observed during isolated events that were apparently affected by wet weather, a condition that is typical of runoff influenced water quality conditions throughout the state.”

Randy Crawford
Senior Water Quality Scientist
Geosyntec Consultants

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