Beaver Reservoir water quality was determined through enumeration of Total coliforms and Fecal coliforms bacterial parameters at selected locations during 1991. Several areas of the reservoir contained high numbers of indicator bacteria, suggesting excessive fecal contamination. Significant numbers of salmonella-like bacteria were also cultured on SS agar, and several strains were serotyped positive for Salmonella antigens.
Bragg, Jimmy D. and Clark, Mark E.
"Bacteriological Water Quality of Beaver Reservoir, Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 46
, Article 36.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol46/iss1/36