Water quality, Buffalo National river, Arkansas, Ecosystem
Sampling point locations and analytical procedures remained unchanged from those outlined in previous Buffalo National River Ecosystem reports. The only significant change in analytical procedures was a reversion to the glass fiber filter method for collection and extraction of samples for chlorophyll analysis. This change was neeessitated by a need for filtering a larger volume to obtain enough chlorophyll for an accurate measurement. Samples were collected monthly from April 9 through December 30. No samples were taken in January or February due to the extremely uncertain traveling conditions caused by the frequent snows. Prior research indicates that the December 30 sample is sufficiently reflective of stable winter conditions to obviate the need for more winter samples (see previous reports).
Babcock, R. E.; Dale, E. E.; Meyer, R. L.; Parker, D. G.; Smith, E. G.; and Springer, M. D.. 1978. Final Report Buffalo National River Ecosystems Part IV. Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. PUB058. 121