Water protection

University of Missouri Extension provides the resources below to assist those interested in understanding the water quality issues affecting Webster County, and how to protect the water supplies for current use and future generations. Call the extension center at 417-859-2044 for unbiased, research-based information to help you prevent and solve problems.

Maps and interactive mapping

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photo: click photo for link to larger 1986 map of Webster County's geological features photo: click photo for link to larger close-up of the 1986 geologic map of Webster County photo: click link to enlarge map of dye tracing in Webster County streams
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1986 geologic map of Webster County, showing fault lines, topographic elevations and river drainages (yellow areas on map). Close-up of 1986 geologic map of Webster County. Six rivers in Missouri originate in Webster County, the second highest elevation in the state. Map of losing and gaining streams identified by dye tracing conducted in Webster County by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Losing streams (in red) are those where water flows underground rather than in the streambed.
photo: click photo link for larger close-up map of dye tracing for Webster County's losing and gaining streams photo: click photo link for a larger map of soil potential index for septic systems in Webster County photo: click photo link for a larger map of sinkhole, fault line and karst areas in Webster County
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Closeup map of losing and gaining streams identified by dye tracing conducted in Webster County by the MoDNR. Map of soil potential index for septic systems in Webster County. Yellow and red areas of map show soils with the greatest limitations, that would prevent conventional septic systems from working properly. Map of sinkhole, fault line and karst areas in Webster County. Sinkholes are direct conduits to the underground water supply.

Resources

Earthquakes affect groundwater levels

Contacts