Water Resources of Arkansas

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Arkansas StreamStats is a Web-enabled geographic information system (GIS) application that makes it easy for users to obtain basin characteristics, streamflow statistics, and other information for USGS streamflow-gaging stations and for any ungaged stream within Arkansas. When users select an ungaged location, StreamStats will run a GIS program to delineate the drainage basin boundary, measure basin characteristics, and estimate streamflow statistics based on USGS streamflow-prediction methods. Users can download the GIS feature class of the drainage basin boundary with attributes including the measured basin characteristics and estimated streamflow statistics.
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Streamgages: The Silent Superhero

Whether you drink water from your tap, use electricity or canoe down your local river, chances are you benefit from USGS streamgage information. So what is a streamgage and what does it do for you? This CoreCast episode gives you the inside scoop on your silent superhero.
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Mississippi Embayment Regional Aquifer Study

As part of the USGS Groundwater Resources Program, a ground-water flow model of the northern Mississippi embayment will be developed using data and knowledge gained from the Gulf Coast Regional Aquifer System Analysis (GCRASA) studies and other more recently completed USGS models to aid in answering questions about ground-water availability.
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Ozark NAWQA Study Unit

The Ozark Plateaus NAWQA is one of more the 50 study units that are part of the U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The Ozark Plateaus study unit is approximately 48,000 square miles in size and includes parts of northern Arkansas, southeastern Kansas, southern Missouri, and northeastern Oklahoma.
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Sparta Recovery Project

The Sparta aquifer is Union County's only source of municipal and industrial ground water. Since development began in the early 1920's ground-water levels have declined more than 390 feet in some areas. As a result, Union was among five southern Arkansas counties designated as the state's first "Critical Ground Water Area" in 1996.

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