The Arkansas Water Resources Center manages water resource research and monitoring projects. Look below for a description of each category of research and follow the links for more information.
Monitoring in Northwest Arkansas
The purpose of this project is to collect and analyze 46 samples each year at 15 sites in the Upper Illinois River Watershed and Upper White River Basin. The goal is to estimate loads and trends for a number of important water quality parameters.
Water Quality in the West Fork
The purpose of this study is to better understand how water quality changes from the upstream headwaters of the West Fork of the White River to the larger downstream sections of the river.
Monitoring in the Poteau River Watershed
The purpose of this project is to collect and analyze water samples in sub-watersheds to understand how nutrients and sediments are related to land use.
Nutrient Study at Cave Springs Lake
The purpose of this study is to figure out what's causing excessive algal growth in the lake, how much nitrogen and phosphorus is in the water, and where are these nutrients coming from?
USGS 104B Grant
The AWRC awards multiple water research grants each year through the USGS 104B Grant Program.