Document Type

Technical Report

Publication Date

9-1-2015

Keywords

Water Monitoring, Upper Illinois River, Watershed Conditions, E. coli

Abstract

This project focuses on the Upper Illinois River Watershed (UIRW; HUC 11110103), which is within the Boston Mountains and Ozark Highlands ecoregions in northwest Arkansas. Headwaters of the Illinois River originate near Hogeye, Arkansas and flow north through Savoy, then west into Oklahoma near Watts. The UIRW drains an area of 1952 km2 , of which 50.3% is pasture and grassland, 35.9% is forest, 8.8% is urban and suburban, 4.3% is transitional and 0.3% is water (Arkansaswater.org, 2015). Land use throughout the watershed is also changing, with increases in residential, commercial and industrial development. The IRW has been designated a priority watershed for the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) 319 Nonpoint Source Program.

Comments

The supplemental file is the water-date report that was used for data analysis and interpretation in this report.

DR-WQ-MSC376_IRWPathogens.pdf (221 kB)
Data Report MSC376

Report Number

MSC376

Page

20

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