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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Missouri has developed monthly and geographically specific temperature standards for effluent discharges in accordance with the federal Clean Water Act. The thermal discharge regulations are divided between cold and warm water habitats, lakes, and the three zones of the Mississippi River.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's Water Protection Program is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the state's thermal discharge regulations.