agriculture, best practices management, pollution, Arkansas, waste management
The project objective was to monitor agricultural best management practices implemented to minimize sediment, nutrient, and bacterial impact on water quality of the Upper White River watershed. The project targeted the primary agricultural causes of non-point source nutrient and bacterial pollution in three sub-basins of the White River in the Beaver Lake Watershed. Areas with high animal densities targeted high source areas. High source areas were treated with best management practices (BMP) in an effort to reduce the impact to the White River and Beaver Lake. The predominant BMP implemented was waste management, a component of the farm nutrient management plan.
Vendrell, Paul F.; Steele, K. F.; Nelson, M. A.; and McNew, R. W.. 2000. Upper White River BMP Implementation Project (NPS Final Report). Arkansas Water Resources Center, Fayetteville, AR. MSC295. 98