Spring-fed streams are abundant in karst topographic regions such as the Ozarks, providing an important and valuable water resource. Many of these spring-fed streams presently receive agriculture runoff, but few studies have examined the impacts of this runoff on water quality. We examined water quality in Ozark spring-fed streams surrounded by either agricultural (N=3) or primarily forested land (N=3) in the riparian zone. We hypothesized that agricultural sites would have greater dissolved nutrient concentrations and conductivity than forested sites and that water quality would fluctuate with distance from the spring source. Conductivity (p
Smartt, A.; Ganguly, S.; Evans-White, M. A.; and Haggard, B. E.
"Relationship Between Land-Use and Water Quality in Spring-Fed Streams of the Ozark National Forest,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 67
, Article 24.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol67/iss1/24