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New No Contamination from Fayetteville Shale Exploration Found in Sampled Wells (02/04/2013 )
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - A study that examined the water quality of 127 shallow domestic wells in the Fayetteville Shale natural gas production area of Arkansas found no groundwater contamination associated with gas production, according to a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Jim Petersen
New AR USGS Gas Shale water quality broadcast (01/23/2013 )
Domestic water wells in proximity to natural gas drilling sites in north central Arkansas are the subject of a newly released regional baseline study. The collaborative project, coordinated by the Arkansas U.S. Geological Survey Groundwater Resources Program was the first of its kind in the nation. And as Jacqueline Froelich reports, the results were surprising.
Jacqueline Froelich, KUAF
New 01/26/2012   Water Board tests for stress on aquifer
Despite a few technical skips and bumps in the road, the Union County Water Conservation Board began on Tuesday the third aquifer stress test in the last century in an effort to determine how well the Sparta Aquifer responds to the stress of continuous pumping.
Allison Gatlin, El Dorado News-Times
11/30/2011   Illinois River Basin biology study
Last summer, the US Geological Survey began an ambitious biological sampling of the Illinois River in Washington and Benton Counties. We provide a progress report.
Jacqueline Froelich, KUAF radio Ozarks at Large
04/25/2011
USGS crews measure flooding in Arkansas
Heavy rainfall of more than 8 inches in northwestern Arkansas has caused substantial flooding in (parts of the White River and Arkansas River Basins).
Lindsey Tugman, Todays THV 11
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