Water quality

courtesy: University of Arkansas

Arkansas Water Resources Center is a congress-mandated program housed at the University of Arkansas.  The center funds and facilitates water quality research across the state.   Arkansas Water Resources Center will test your water for you.  For more information on water quality testing, click here.

J. Froelich / KUAF

The Kings River Watershed Partnership, the very first nonprofit watershed organization to form on the Arkansas Ozarks, has worked to document, clean and preserve the Kings River and its tributaries in Carroll and Madison Counties for more than 15 years. We visit the Kings River to assess the group’s accomplishments.

Drinking Water Week

May 3, 2016

This week is National Drinking Water Week and organizations around the country are asking people to consider what comes out of their faucet.

MUSIC: "Lorge" El Ten Eleven

Christina Karnatz

Four times each year, volunteer teams with StreamSmart, a program of Ozarks Water Watch, head out for a series of tests at various stream locations in the NWA area of the White River Basin. We accompany team ABLE as they perform their tasks at Clifty Creek. The data they collect goes into the annual "Status of the Watershed Report."

Jacqueline Froelich

"Waters of the United States," a new federal clean water rule was finalized in late May. The regulation, experts say, ensures waters protected under the Clean Water Act are precisely defined, allowing ease of permitting for business and industry. But agriculturalists and industry claim the rule is murky at best and want to see it drown. We gather perspectives from an Ozarks watershed conservationist and Farm Bureau environmentalist.