Cleaning up Missouri's small streams will be costly

Saturday, August 13, 2011 | 2:47 p.m. CDT; updated 9:26 a.m. CDT, Sunday, August 14, 2011

COLUMBIA — For decades, Missouri's small streams have lacked the protection required by federal law. They are not monitored. There are no firm standards for their water quality. Some are rife with bacteria.