The poultry industry in the Lake Dardanelle watershed annually introduces large amounts of poultry effluents into the system. This, plus the large concentrations of chloride ions that are introduced into the lake from salt deposits in the upper Arkansas River watershed, has definite effect on the limnological conditions of the lake. The buildup of chloride ions in areas of the lake depends on the amount of flow from streams into these parts of the lake. This stagnation phenomenon is especially noticeable in pocket areas which are generally cut off from the major influence of the river as it flows in its channel and through the dam.
Palko, Tom N.
"Build-up of Ions in Areas of Lake Dardenelle as Affected by Stream Flow,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 26
, Article 10.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol26/iss1/10