Geoscience in Your State: Missouri

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By the numbers: Missouri

  • 5,401 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
  • 1.74 billion gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
  • $2.54 billion: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
  • 68 total disaster declarations, including 33 severe storm, 21 flood, and 6 severe ice disasters (1953-2017)6
  • $2.77 million: NSF GEO...

Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in missouri

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

To protect our air, land and water; preserve our unique natural and historic places; and provide recreational and learning opportunities for everyone.

Missouri Environmental Improvement & Energy Resources Authority

The Environmental Improvement and Energy Resources Authority (EIERA) is a quasi-governmental environmental finance agency that is administratively assigned to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Established by the Missouri General Assembly in 1972, EIERA Board Members are appointed by the Governor.EIERA provides environmental solutions through finance, research, and technical assistance. We benefit the environment, the economy, and our partners.

Missouri Geological Survey

The Missouri Geological Survey's mission is to provide technical assistance, education and guidance in the use and protection of Missouri’s natural resources; interpret the state’s geological setting, and the availability of its energy and mineral resources.

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

The State Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to help Missourians prepare for, respond to and recover from all emergencies.

Case Studies & Factsheets

Cover of AGI Factsheet 2018-004 - Present Day Climate Change

Climate Science 101 Climate is the average of weather conditions over several decades.1,2 Geoscientists monitor modern climate conditions (1880 A.D. to present) in part by taking direct measurements of weather data (i.e., air temperature, rainfall and snowfall, wind speed, cloudiness, and so on)...

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Introduction Dry wells improve stormwater drainage and aquifer recharge by providing a fast, direct route for rainwater to drain deep into underlying sediment and rock. Dry wells are most common in the western U.S. where clay or caliche layers slow down the natural drainage of water into underlying...

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Earthquakes in the New Madrid Fault Zone The New Madrid fault zone (NMFZ) is a long-established weakness in the Earth’s crust in the central and eastern US where earthquakes have occurred for hundreds of millions of years. In 1811-1812, three large earthquakes (up to magnitude 7.5) caused severe...

Cover of Geoscience Policy State Factsheet. Image credit: AGI

By the numbers: Missouri 5,401 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1 1.74 billion gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3 $2.54 billion: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174 68 total disaster declarations, including 33 severe storm, 21 flood, and 6 severe ice disasters (1953...