water quality monitoring, Illinois River watershed, watershed prioritization
The overall objective of this two-year study was to evaluate the water quality in the thirty-seven sub-basin watersheds in the Illinois River in Arkansas and to arrive at a watershed prioritization list to use in targeting non-point source activities. A water quality monitoring program was conducted with sampling in all thirty-seven sub-basins during both storm and base flow events and more intensive sampling in eight representative sub-basins during stOffil events. Each sub-basin was sampled seasonally during low flow (base-flow) conditions and during high flow storm (storm flow) conditions. In addition to the regular sampling, the intensive sub-basins were sampled approximately 20 additional times during high flow.
Parker, David G.; Williams, Rod; and Scott, Hubert D.. 1996. Watershed Prioritization. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. MSC204. 130