THE TRIBUNE'S VIEW ; Impaired
Henry J. Waters, III, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
Well, that's a good question, since the Missouri Department of Natural Resources can't tell local authorities what must be done.
DNR is charged with enforcing federal clean-water requirements. Local and state authorities must enact storm-water rules to protect streams and other bodies of water. Hinkson Creek is typical of the most difficult situation, an urban stream collecting all sorts of runoff from a densely populated area.
In 1998 DNR determined the Hink was "impaired" but can't yet officially describe the problem. The agency decided a problem exists by simple observation, but until some rational definition is devised, developers and property owners are in …
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