Natural resource, Arkansas, Buffalo river, watershed, water quality
Because of the conversion of 92,780 acres of forest to pasture land in the Buffalo River watershed over a 27 year period, there is concern about the affect of agricultural activities on the water quality of the river. Three tributaries (Bear, Calf and Tomahawk creeks) located about mid-length of the Buffalo River were chosen to investigate the affect of agricultural activity on water quality because these streams provide the greatest amounts of fecal bacteria, nitrate+nitrite and phosphorus to the river, despite comprising only 13% of the watershed.
Steele, Kenneth F. and Mott, David N.. 1998. Storm and Base Flow Water Quality for Bear, Calf, and Tomahawk Creeks. Arkansas Water Resource Center, Fayetteville, AR. MSC255. 161
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The Appendix is MSC255A.