Ex-DNR official: Lake test results delayed to make plan

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | 7:37 p.m. CST; updated 10:50 p.m. CST, Tuesday, January 5, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — A former Missouri environmental official said Tuesday that he delayed publicizing test results showing high bacteria levels in the Lake of the Ozarks so that the agency could develop an improvement plan.