Water Resources in South Central Plains Region

 Home Water Conservation

   
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Tips for the Home Gardener for Efficient Water Use

Find watering tips for your garden.

 

Home Water Conservation

A Univ. of Arkansas fact sheet detailing the water cycle and little ways to save lots of water at home - both inside and outside.

 

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There are 21 resources serving South Central Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Home Water Conservation Organizations & Professionals serving South Central Plains Region
Government Agencies
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Teresa Marks - Director - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Dept of Rural Services
- Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Lori Scott Nakai - Public Information Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas NRCS State Office
Michael E. Sullivan - State Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission
- Little Rock, AR
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Soil / Water Testing Labs
ATOKA, Inc.
Dr. Jerry Overton, PG - President & CEO - Hot Springs, AR
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX

 Illinois River

   
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Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program - Arkansas Illinois River Watershed
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The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the state of Arkansas, which seeks to enroll 15,000 acres of eligible marginal pastureland and cropland in 14 to 15 year contracts within the Illinois River watershed, with the primary goals of enhancing wildlife habitat and improve water quality by filtering agricultural runoff.

 

Cost Comparison for Participation in Arkansas's Illinois River CREP Project -updated 2012

This table provides a comparison of total return, after variable and fixed costs, for land enrolled in the new Illinois River CREP program in Arkansas.

 

Increased Income in Arkansas's new Illinois River CREP on 1 acre of land using CP22 Riparian Buffer Practice for Planting Trees

This example compares 2009 versus 2012 Illinois River CREP payments when installing CP22, a riparian buffer.  This spreadsheet shows the substantially increased new CREP payments.

 

Increased Income in Arkansas's new Illinois River CREP on 1 acre of land using CP29 Marginal Pastureland Wildlife Habitat Buffer Practice

This example compares 2009 versus 2012 Illinois River CREP payments when installing CP29, a grass buffer for marginal farmland.  This spreadsheet shows the substantially increased new CREP payments.

 

Handbook of Best Management Practices for the Upper Illinois River Watershed and Other Regional Watersheds

This handbook address potential management actions that can be taken by individuals or groups at households, businesses, institutions, municipalities, industrial facilities, farms, and construction sites to maintain or improve the water quality of the Illinois River.

 

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There are 65 resources serving South Central Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Illinois River Organizations & Professionals serving South Central Plains Region
Geologists / Hydrologists
Apex Geoscience
- Tyler, TX
ATOKA, Inc.
Dr. Jerry Overton, PG - President & CEO - Hot Springs, AR
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Douglas E. Flatt - Chief Executive Officer - Tyler, TX
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Government Agencies
Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality
Teresa Marks - Director - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Dept of Rural Services
- Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
Lori Scott Nakai - Public Information Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas NRCS State Office
Michael E. Sullivan - State Conservationist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission
- Little Rock, AR
Bureau of Land Management
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Farm Service Agency
USDA - Washington, DC
Lower Mississippi River Fisheries Coordination Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Vicksburg, MS
National Invasive Species Council
U.S. Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Natural Resources Conservation Service
USDA - Washington, DC
State and Private Forestry
USDA Forest Service - Office of Communication - Washington, DC
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
- Washington, DC
U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Washington, DC
U.S. Forest Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture - Washington, DC
United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Department of the Interior - Washington, DC
Licensed Water Well Contractors
Anderson Engineering Consultants
Jeffery W. Walker - Little Rock, AR
Andrews & Foster Drilling Company
Donald A. Foster - President - Athens, TX
Apex Geoscience
- Tyler, TX
Boreing, John , Water Well, Inc.
John D. Boreing - Magnolia, AR
Dale Ross Drilling Company
Dale Ross - Wilmot, AR
Diversified Drilling Services, Inc
Edwin P. Noble - El Dorado, AR
ETTL Engineers & Consultants Inc.
Douglas E. Flatt - Chief Executive Officer - Tyler, TX
Hamlin Well Service
Tommy Hamlin - Taylor, AR
MagnaCore Drilling & Environmental Services, Inc.
Cedric Cascio - Allen, TX
Pender Water Wells
Ernest Pender - President - Texarkana, TX
Poole Water Well Service
James R. Poole, Jr - Strong, AR
Strata Core Drilling, Inc
William Fields - Fort Worth, TX
Soil / Water Testing Labs
ATOKA, Inc.
Dr. Jerry Overton, PG - President & CEO - Hot Springs, AR
DBSA Soil Testing & Research Laboratory
Joleen Hines - Laboratory Manager - Albuquerque, NM
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Perry Agricultural Laboratory
- Bowling Green, MO
Resource Analytical & Management Group, LLC
Billy K. Lemons - President & Principal Consultant - Nacogdoches, TX
State Funding / Technical Resources
Arkansas Acres for Wildlife Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Aquatic Resources Education Program
Jimmy Barnett - ARE Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Black Bass Program
Colton Dennis - Black Bass Biologist - Hot Springs, AR
Arkansas Forest Stewardship Program
Doug Akin - Assistant State Forester-Management - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Partners Project
Bill Noble - Project Biologist - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Poultry Litter Cost Share Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Private Lands Program
David Long - Private Lands Supervisor - Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State Wildlife Grants
Jane Anderson - Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Stream Team Program
Steve Filipek - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Wetland Mitigation Bank Program
John Turner - Environmental Program Manager - Little Rock, AR
Arkansaswater.org
- Little Rock, AR
Conservation District Grant Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Family and Community Fishing Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Little Rock, AR
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Hargrave Forestry Management Service
Wade C. Hargrave - Batesville, AR
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
The Arkansas Multi-Agency Wetland Planning Team
Jen Sheehan - Little Rock, AR
Trumpeter Swan Restoration and Reporting
AGFC - Little Rock, AR
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Water Conservation
David Heikes
University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff Aquaculture & Fisheries Center - Extension Fisheries Specialist - Pine Bluff, AR
Ecological Conservation Organization
Rob Fisher - Executive Director - Little Rock, AR
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Rex Roberg
University of Arkansas/CES - Assistant Specialist, Wildlife - Little Rock, AR

 Mississippi River

   
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NRCS Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative

In November of 2009, Secretary Vilsack announced a commitment of $320 million over the next four years for a Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative to address water quality, wildlife habitat and natural resource conservation concerns in the Basin.& ...

 

Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture

The Lower Mississippi Valley Joint Venture, or LMVJV, is a self-directed, non-regulatory private, state, federal conservation partnership that exists for the purpose of implementing the goals and objectives of national and international bird conservation plans within the Lower Mississippi Valley region.

 

National Pollution Funds Center

While not specific to Mississippi, the National Pollution Funds Center administers the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, which may be a source of funding for personal damages and ecosystem restoration in Mississippi and other Gulf states in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon debacle.

 

Audubon Mississippi River Initiative

The National Audubon Society is advocating a new vision for the Mississippi River watershedas a connected natural system that deserves greater attention from the nation.

 

The Mississippi River Conservation Initiative

The Mississippi River Conservation Initiative, or MRCI, is the implementation phase of the LMRCC’s Aquatic Resource Management Plan.

 

Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee

The Lower Mississippi River Conservation Committee (LMRCC) is a cooperative, nonprofit organization of state and federal agencies working to renew and effectively managie the natural resources of the Lower Mississippi River.& ...

 

 Water Best Management Practices

   
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State Oil & Natural Gas Regulations Designed to Protect Water Resources
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This report is designed to equip regulators and policymakers with pertinent data and observations to consider when evaluating and revising rules in their states.

 

Lawn Irrigation Guide: An Easy Way to Save Water
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Lawn irrigation accounts for nearly half of homeowner water usage. Many homeowners irrigate too often and for too short a period to meet lawn and especially landscaping (tree and shrub) needs.

 

Arkansas Watersheds

A factsheet that explains the watershed concept and their relationship to hydrological unit codes, or HUC, and water quality management.

 

Safe Medicine Disposal in Arkansas

Explains how throwing old medicines in the toilet or trash can pollute water, alternatives for disposal and protection for various types of water systems.

 

Beef Cattle Management for Water Quality Protection in Arkansas

This 14-page summary from the Univ. of Ark., Division of Agriculture describes various forms of grazing management that can improve compaction, riparian degradation and runoff from beef cattle operations.& ...

 

Nutrient Management Planning for Livestock Operations: an Overview

Explains the objectives and benefits of developing a nutrient management plan.  Federal law requires plans for all concentrated animal feeding operations and the northwest Arkansas counties with areas designated as “nutrient sensitive” also require nutrient management plans.

 

Nutrient Management Regulations Overview for Livestock Farms in Arkansas

This is a Univ. of Ark., Division of Agriculture fact sheet about the Arkansas Natural Resource Commissions mandate to safeguard water quality in the state.& ...

 

10 Things You Can Do to Stop (Water) Pollution

This factsheet from the Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group lists 10 simple but important measures that anyone can undertake, and provides a map overview of Arkansas watersheds.

 

Landowner’s Guide to Streamside Living

This 40+ page booklet, produced by the Kings River Watershed of northeast Arkansas, provides an overview of water quality rules and regulations as well as riverine ecosystems.& ...

 

Best Management Practices for Water Quality Protection

A 50-page document from the Arkansas Forestry Commission gives the definitive treatment for streamside management zones, roads, harvesting, chemical use, site prep, reforestation, fire and soils.

 

Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative 2012 Annual Report
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Mission: The Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative articulates a shared vision for sustainable natural and cultural resources in the face of a changing climate and other threats; fosters a cooperative capacity within the conservation community to meet the challenges of achieving that vision; and facilitates the refinement of that vision through targeted evaluation over time.

 

New Study Improves Drought Prediction Methods
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A new study by researchers at Oklahoma State University’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences may well improve the predictability of seasonal droughts and provide a better way for farmers to determine when drought conditions are likely to occur.

 

Conducting a Household Water Audit

Conducting a water audit can help you save money by reducing your home water bill (and sewer bill if you are connected to a public sewer system).& ...

 

Two-Stage Poultry Mortality Composting, Daily Maintenance is Essential
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Beyond simply covering poultry mortality with litter, includes water contamination concerns.

 

Treating Poultry Litter with Alum
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Explains the benefits of using alum for both poultry production and water quality.

 

Watering systems for Cattle Ponds
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Discusses general considerations and various designs for such systems.

 

Channel Catfish, Life History and Biology
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The basics on “the most important species of aquatic animal commercially cultured in the United States.”  Discusses blue, white, brown bullhead, black bullhead, yellow bullhead, and flathead catfish species.

 

Recirculating Aquaculture Tank Production Systems: An Overview of Critical Considerations
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Pros and cons and essentials for this system. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.t ...

 

BMPs for Landscaping, Gardening and Pest Control

Best Management Practices For: residential homeowners, small businesses, landscapers, teenagers taking care of lawns as a summer job, golf courses, etc.

 

BMPs for Domestic Animals, Hobby Farms and Stables

Best Management Practices For: Boarding Stables, Equestrian Centers, Small Farms, Urban Horse Owners, and Kennels.  Developed because animal waste contributes to water pollution when it is improperly stored or left uncovered near small streams and storm drains.

 

Riparian Area Assessment Guide for Streamside Landowners
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This 26-page booklet introduces the Stream-A-Syst system to help landowners assess and manage their streams.  It contains a worksheet, action plan with recommended steps and sources of information to address various issues, and a visual (photographic) assessment guide.

 

Riparian Buffers: Functions and Value
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Defines riparian buffers and discusses various benefits, including property value, wildlife habitat, timber, and recreational/aesthetic/spiritual values.

 

Riparian buffers: Types and establishment methods
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Discusses grass, 3-zone, 2-zone, wildlife, urban and naturalized buffers and recommendations for how to choose, establish and cost-share.

 

Liquid Manure Solids Management
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This brief factsheet from the University of Arkansas defines liquid manure, discusses storage and management options, as well as solids removal and equipment.

 

The Use of Poultry Litter in Row Crops
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This factsheet from the University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture delineates nutrient content, application procedures and guidelines for application and storage of poultry litter as a fertilizer and source of organic matter for row crops.

 

Best Management Practices for Fayetteville Shale Natural Gas Activities

This 30-page document developed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service in cooperation with numerous state and federal agencies, provides a comprehensive overview of recommended voluntary practices for energy companies during exploration, drilling and reclamation activities.& ...

 

Analysis of the Numeric Water Quality Criteria Adopted by the Ten States That Border Directly on the Mississippi River
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This report summarizes findings from an Environmental Law Institute (ELI) analysis of the numeric water quality criteria (WQC) formally adopted, as of September 1, 2008, by the ten states that border directly on the Mississippi River—Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

 

Verification of Recommended Management Practices for Major Aquaculture Species
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The primary goal of this Southern Regional Aquaculture Center (SRAC) project was to start verification programs in participating states (i.e.

 

Common Farm-raised Baitfish
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Characteristics and requirements of the three most common baitfish in the South: the golden shiner, fathead minnow or goldfish. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

 

What is Cage Culture?
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Advantages and disadvantages of one of the four primary methods of aquaculture: ponds, raceways, recirculating systems or cages. The Southern Regional Aquaculture Center also lists all their available factsheets online.

 

Aquaculture: Realities and Potentials When Getting Started
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Important personal, feasibility, and financial factors to consider. A list of all Southern Regional Aquaculture Center factsheets (more than 150) are available at https://srac.

 

Algal Blooms, Scums and Mats in Ponds
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This brief document is full of photos that will help landowners to determine what form of algae they may have.  It describes the major types, their causes, effects, and what can be done to manage algal blooms.

 

Costs of Small Scale Catfish Production
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Cost estimates developed for 6 2-acre levee ponds, including production facilities, site selection and pond construction, feed storage, water supply, equipment, and production practices.

 

 Water Resources

   
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National Wetlands Database and Interactive Mapping Tool

The Wetlands mapper is designed to deliver easy-to-use, map like views of America’s Wetland resources. It integrates digital map data along with other resource information to produce current information on the status, extent, characteristics and functions of wetlands, riparian, and deepwater habitats. ?The wetlands displayed on the Wetlands Mapper show wetland type and extent using a biological definition of wetlands. There is no attempt to define the limits of proprietary jurisdiction of any Federal, State, or local government, or to establish the geographical scope of the regulatory programs of government agencies.?

 

 

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program - Arkansas Illinois River Watershed
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The program is a partnership between the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) and the state of Arkansas, which seeks to enroll 15,000 acres of eligible marginal pastureland and cropland in 14 to 15 year contracts within the Illinois River watershed, with the primary goals of enhancing wildlife habitat and improve water quality by filtering agricultural runoff.

 

Landowners Guide to Voluntary Wetland Conservation Programs in Arkansas

The purpose of this guide is to assist private landowners in the conservation and management of Arkansas’ wetlands and associated agricultural lands.

 

The Delta Wetlands of Arkansas, GIS-Based Analysis of Arkansas’ Natural Resources

Wetlands are transitional habitats between land and water, often making wetland char - acterization and mapping a complex process. Geographic information systems (GIS) make it possible to provide an overview of wetland analysis at the watershed level, which gives wetland specialists in state agencies up-to-date information.

 

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There are 28 resources serving South Central Plains Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Water Resources Organizations & Professionals serving South Central Plains Region
State Funding / Technical Resources
Arkansas Acres for Wildlife Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Aquatic Resources Education Program
Jimmy Barnett - ARE Program Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Black Bass Program
Colton Dennis - Black Bass Biologist - Hot Springs, AR
Arkansas Forest Stewardship Program
Doug Akin - Assistant State Forester-Management - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Toni Snow - Administrative Specialist - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Partners Project
Bill Noble - Project Biologist - North Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Poultry Litter Cost Share Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Private Lands Program
David Long - Private Lands Supervisor - Jonesboro, AR
Arkansas State Wildlife Grants
Jane Anderson - Arkansas Wildlife Action Plan Implementation Coordinator - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Stream Team Program
Steve Filipek - Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Arkansas Wetland Mitigation Bank Program
John Turner - Environmental Program Manager - Little Rock, AR
Arkansaswater.org
- Little Rock, AR
Conservation District Grant Program
Arkansas Natural Resources Commission - Little Rock, AR
Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Family and Community Fishing Program
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission - Little Rock, AR
Firewise Communities Program
Kevin Kilcrease - Firewise Coordinator/State Liaison - Little Rock, AR
GoodFires
Southern Group of State Foresters - Garner, NC
Hargrave Forestry Management Service
Wade C. Hargrave - Batesville, AR
Mississippi Interstate Cooperative Resource Association
Greg Conover - MICRA Coordinator, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Marion, IL
National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
John Doty - Communications Director - Knoxville, TN
Prairie Grouse Partners
Ralph Rogers - Executive Director of the North American Grouse Partnership - Waverly, NE
The Arkansas Multi-Agency Wetland Planning Team
Jen Sheehan - Little Rock, AR
Trumpeter Swan Restoration and Reporting
AGFC - Little Rock, AR
Whitewater to Bluewater Project
Lisa Havel - Atlantic Coastal Fish Habitat Partnership Coordinator - Arlington, VA
Water Conservation
David Heikes
University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff Aquaculture & Fisheries Center - Extension Fisheries Specialist - Pine Bluff, AR
Ecological Conservation Organization
Rob Fisher - Executive Director - Little Rock, AR
FTN Associates, Ltd.
- Little Rock, AR
Rex Roberg
University of Arkansas/CES - Assistant Specialist, Wildlife - Little Rock, AR
 

 Google News about Water Resources

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Green acres: Former orphanage now home to North Little Rock nonprofit that offers urban farming opportunities - Arkansas Online
5/19/2018 2:52:48 AM
Arkansas Online Green acres: Former orphanage now home to North Little Rock nonprofit that offers urban farming opportunities Arkansas Online Participating gardeners are given the raised beds, soil, compost and water , along with access to a shed full of garden tools. The requirements are that they maintain their gardens in an organic way. In 2015 with money from the Arkansas Hunger Relief ...

Arkansas Producers Optimize Farm Operations Through EQIP Assistance - UAPB News
5/9/2018 4:54:18 AM
UAPB News Arkansas Producers Optimize Farm Operations Through EQIP Assistance UAPB News Cost-share assistance funded through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) can go a long way in bringing the farm operations of small producers in Arkansas from good to great, says Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the ...

Arkansas celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 6-12 - Pine Bluff Commercial
5/3/2018 5:43:49 PM
Arkansas celebrates National Travel and Tourism Week May 6-12 Pine Bluff Commercial Across the state, communities are planning to salute the 35th annual National Travel and Tourism Week with educational demonstrations, historic photos and displays, samples of Arkansas -made products and more. ... Queen Wilhelmina State Park, Millwood ...

The Latest: Trump, Nigeria leader didn't discuss vulgar term - WPXI Pittsburgh
4/30/2018 3:38:15 PM
WPXI Pittsburgh The Latest: Trump, Nigeria leader didn't discuss vulgar term WPXI Pittsburgh President Donald Trump has welcomed the first African leader to visit the White House during his presidency, Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari (moo-HAH'-mah-doo boo-HAH'-ree). Security and economic issues top the agenda for ..... The Fryingpan- Arkansas is one ... and more »

Irrigation contest for Arkansas growers announced - Delta Farm Press
4/30/2018 10:06:13 AM
Delta Farm Press Irrigation contest for Arkansas growers announced Delta Farm Press Irrigation contest for Arkansas growers announced. 'Most Crop per Drop' contest for rice, ... Chris Henry, University of Arkansas Assistant Professor and Water Management Engineer, will oversee the contest. Initially, he says, “the contest will ...

Jennifer James: Arkansas Farmer of the Year - Delta Farm Press
3/16/2018 9:52:59 AM
Delta Farm Press Jennifer James: Arkansas Farmer of the Year Delta Farm Press When home from college between her sophomore and junior years, James worked as an intern for Lawhon Farm Services at McCrory, Ark. “She put on her hip boots every day that summer, learning about scouting and consulting,” her father says. “Then, after ...

Illinois River News Items
Missing O'Fallon, Illinois man found dead in Arkansas River - fox2now.com
5/21/2018 4:54:22 PM
fox2now.com Missing O'Fallon, Illinois man found dead in Arkansas River fox2now.com LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – An O'Fallon, Illinois man was found dead Monday after going missing over the weekend in Little Rock, Arkansas . The Little Rock Police Department located the body of 28-year-old Brennan Willis in the Arkansas River. A cause of death ... and more »

Records detail GIF guidance - Mcrecordonline
5/16/2018 8:35:04 AM
Mcrecordonline Records detail GIF guidance Mcrecordonline Documents provided to The Madison County Record by the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District (WAPDD) and the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District (NWAEDD) detail hundreds of thousands of General Improvement Fund .... Other GIF ...

Other days - Arkansas Online
5/16/2018 4:08:46 AM
Other days Arkansas Online RUSSELLVILLE -- The earth embankment supplementing the large concrete dam of the Arkansas Water and Power Company, six miles north of this city, gave way yesterday because of the high water, leaving Russellville temporarily without water supply. It is ...

Made in Chattanooga - All Things Nuclear
5/10/2018 3:45:54 PM
All Things Nuclear Made in Chattanooga All Things Nuclear What do the Arkansas Nuclear One Unit 2, Beaver Valley Unit 1, Beaver Valley Unit 2, Big Rock Point, Callaway, Calvert Cliffs Unit 1, Calvert Cliffs Unit 2, Catawba Unit 2, Comanche Peak Unit 1, Comanche Peak Unit 2, Connecticut Yankee, Cooper, Diablo ...

Outdoor briefs - Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
5/8/2018 4:18:49 AM
Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Outdoor briefs Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette The Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists and Illinois River Watershed Partnership are co-sponsoring a native plant workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Watershed Learning Center in Cave Springs. The workshop will focus on native plant ...

How Scott Pruitt Helped Arkansas Poultry Giants Pollute One of Oklahoma's Prettiest Rivers - The Intercept
5/4/2018 8:37:29 AM
The Intercept How Scott Pruitt Helped Arkansas Poultry Giants Pollute One of Oklahoma's Prettiest Rivers The Intercept Even before he was appointed to head the EPA, Pruitt faced questioning about his failure, as Oklahoma attorney general, to implement a standard for phosphorus levels in the Illinois River , which flows from Arkansas into Oklahoma. The river had high ... and more »

Some wonder if phosphorous goals will ever be attained - Tahlequah Daily Press
5/4/2018 3:49:30 AM
Tahlequah Daily Press Some wonder if phosphorous goals will ever be attained Tahlequah Daily Press The 0.037 milligrams per liter standard for phosphorus in the Illinois River Watershed has not been met since its adoption. Though water quality has improved over the last 10-20 years, a 2017 report to the Arkansas -Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact ...

In Oklahoma, Critics Say Pruitt Stalled Pollution Case After Taking Industry Funds - NPR
5/2/2018 5:15:28 PM
NPR In Oklahoma, Critics Say Pruitt Stalled Pollution Case After Taking Industry Funds NPR Oklahoma and Arkansas have fought for decades over pollution in the Illinois River watershed, and the fight even reached the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 1992 decision, the court held that upstream states like Arkansas have to adhere to the water quality ... Lobbyist helped arrange Scott Pruitt's $100000 trip to Morocco Washington Post all 411 news articles »

Modeling finished for Illinois River - Arkansas Online
4/29/2018 4:19:01 AM
Arkansas Online Modeling finished for Illinois River Arkansas Online The U.S. Environmental Protect Agency has finalized modeling for Illinois River conditions, nearly three years after a draft model was released. This story is only available from the Arkansas Online archives. Stories can be purchased individually for ... and more »

LETTER: Pruitt, Trump screwed us royally - Tahlequah Daily Press
4/25/2018 3:52:08 AM
Tahlequah Daily Press LETTER: Pruitt, Trump screwed us royally Tahlequah Daily Press EPA has merely released a model it hopes Arkansas and Oklahoma will use to arrive at TMDLs for the Illinois River and Tenkiller Lake. This is a far cry from what we were hoping for. STIR had hoped EPA would lay down the law to point source and nonpoint ...

Mississippi River News Items
Shooting closes eastbound I-40 in West Memphis - The Commercial Appeal
5/21/2018 7:55:38 PM
The Commercial Appeal Shooting closes eastbound I-40 in West Memphis The Commercial Appeal Highway officials recommend motorists consider crossing the Mississippi River using I-55. The Arkansas Department of Transportation posted on Twitter: Crittenden Co: I-40 EB is closed due to an active crime scene in West Memphis (mile marker 280). and more »

Johnson County leader had life-changing kayak adventure at 22. At 64, he wants repeat - Kansas City Star
5/21/2018 1:01:14 PM
Kansas City Star Johnson County leader had life-changing kayak adventure at 22. At 64, he wants repeat Kansas City Star He was able to resume his journey through Oklahoma and Arkansas , where he was hired to work on a barge towboat at Fort Smith for 10 days and went through the 19 locks and dams on the way to the Mississippi River . From there he kayaked to New ...

Good Morning! - KWTX
5/21/2018 7:33:24 AM
KWTX Good Morning! KWTX On May 21, 1542—476 years ago today--Spanish Explorer Hernando de Soto died of a fever while searching for gold along the Mississippi River in present day Arkansas , almost three years to the day after he and an Army of about 600 first sighted land on ... and more »

Louisiana Purchase a terrible deal, Trump says - Arkansas Online
5/19/2018 2:47:41 AM
Arkansas Online Louisiana Purchase a terrible deal, Trump says Arkansas Online For the record, the Louisiana Territory included everything from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and the Port of New Orleans to Canada. Being the ... 1, when the Arkansas consulate will be established in what is now the Conway offices of Rep.

Bottlenecks hold water on WMA - Arkansas Online
5/17/2018 3:32:31 AM
Bottlenecks hold water on WMA Arkansas Online High water in the Mississippi River prevented the Arkansas River from draining, and high water in the Arkansas River prevented water from draining from Bayou Meto WMA, which finally drained within the last two weeks. "I've been here 28 years, and this ...

PHILIP MARTIN: Welcome to the Boomtown - Arkansas Online
5/15/2018 3:31:56 AM
Arkansas Online PHILIP MARTIN: Welcome to the Boomtown Arkansas Online In the longest run, it's a futile enterprise, like trying to redirect the Mississippi River . You can do a little, maybe more than a little, with some paint and bond money, but eventually gravity overcomes human ingenuity and endeavor. Our engineering ...

Endangered species protection sought for lake sturgeon - Wisconsin Gazette
5/14/2018 11:57:05 AM
Courthouse News Service Endangered species protection sought for lake sturgeon Wisconsin Gazette Lake sturgeon in Minnesota, Lake Superior, the Missouri River, Ohio River, Arkansas -White River and lower Mississippi River are more endangered. Sturgeon in Lake Michigan and the upper Mississippi River basin may qualify as threatened. Lake sturgeon ... Endangered Species Protection Sought for Iconic Lake Sturgeon Center for Biological Diversity (press release) all 5 news articles »

They're coming for you, Mississippi: How to fight gnats with home remedies (and other tips) - Jackson Clarion Ledger
5/9/2018 2:53:45 PM
Jackson Clarion Ledger They're coming for you, Mississippi: How to fight gnats with home remedies (and other tips) Jackson Clarion Ledger (Here's an interesting tidbit from one such extension service in Arkansas: A severe outbreak of buffalo gnats in 1931 caused the death of more than 1,000 mules along the lower Mississippi River . Arkansas doesn't play around when it comes to striking ...

Arkansas police officer killed by stray bullet while in his home - ABC News
4/29/2018 2:44:01 AM
ABC News Arkansas police officer killed by stray bullet while in his home ABC News Johnson lived in West Memphis, Arkansas , just over the Mississippi River from Memphis, Tennessee, but was a police officer with the Forrest City Police Department. Forrest City is located about 40 miles west of West Memphis. Neighbors told WATN they ... Off-duty Arkansas police officer killed by stray gunshot UPI.com Forrest City Police Officer Shot And Killed At Home www.localmemphis.com Forrest City police officer shot and killed inside West Memphis home wreg.com GoFundMe  - FOX13 Memphis all 76 news articles »

Water Resources News Items
India's Modi goes to restive Kashmir - Arkansas Online
5/20/2018 4:22:45 AM
Arkansas Online India's Modi goes to restive Kashmir Arkansas Online The neighboring countries signed the treaty in 1960, brokered by the World Bank, to share the vast water resources from the Indus River system, which supplies water to both. On Friday, Pakistan expressed serious concerns over the project's inauguration. and more »

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission: Strategic Plan FY 2018 –FY 2019 - JD Supra (press release)
5/14/2018 3:04:29 PM
JD Supra (press release) Arkansas Natural Resources Commission: Strategic Plan FY 2018 –FY 2019 JD Supra (press release) ANRC has been tasked by the Arkansas General Assembly to establish policy and make funding and regulatory decisions relative to soil conservation, nutrient management, water rights, dam safety and water resources planning in development. The agency ...

Investors taking long view of water-infrastructure funds - Arkansas Online
5/11/2018 2:52:00 AM
Arkansas Online Investors taking long view of water-infrastructure funds Arkansas Online Several exchange-traded funds invest in water-related stocks, including PowerShares Water Resources ETF, First Trust ISE Water Index Fund and Tortoise Water Fund. Each holds shares in U.S. water utilities, such as American Water Works, infrastructure ...

Water of life - NWAOnline
5/11/2018 2:47:00 AM
NWAOnline Water of life NWAOnline I now live in a city where, thanks to Central Arkansas Water, we are blessed with excellent water resources and an efficient wastewater system. Hearing of the situation of Flint, Mich., where water is contaminated, or disaster areas where there is no ... Tension Bubbles Up Over Water Infrastructure Bill in Senate Route Fifty all 2 news articles »

Water conservation field day highlights advancements in water savings - High Plains Journal
5/8/2018 9:10:19 AM
High Plains Journal Water conservation field day highlights advancements in water savings High Plains Journal The city of Garden City and the Upper Arkansas Regional Advisory Committee hosted a Water Conservation Field Day, April 13, in Garden City. ... Kansas has access to information about its water resources and water use and that's important, Streeter said.

How Scott Pruitt Helped Arkansas Poultry Giants Pollute One of Oklahoma's Prettiest Rivers - The Intercept
5/4/2018 8:37:29 AM
The Intercept How Scott Pruitt Helped Arkansas Poultry Giants Pollute One of Oklahoma's Prettiest Rivers The Intercept Even before he was appointed to head the EPA, Pruitt faced questioning about his failure, as Oklahoma attorney general, to implement a standard for phosphorus levels in the Illinois River, which flows from Arkansas into Oklahoma. The river had high ... and more »

Planning a river rafting adventure in the West? Things are looking up - Los Angeles Times
4/24/2018 9:02:03 AM
Los Angeles Times Planning a river rafting adventure in the West? Things are looking up Los Angeles Times The snowpack above the popular whitewater run on the Arkansas River near Salida, Colo., is about 80% of normal, so there should be adequate water for mellow to action-packed single and multi-day trips. For outfitters, see the Arkansas River Outfitters ...