2012 Status of the Watershed Report
Greatly expanded for 2012!
4,000 water quality measurements
1,600 different occasions
160 various locations
744 dissolved oxygen values
1105 total nitrogen values
1414 total phosphorous values
506 E. coli counts
35 invertebrate scores
258 water clarity readings
NEW: Online interactive map
Ozarks Water Watch has published the 5th “Status of the Watershed” report intended to answer the question, “How’s the water?", in the Upper White River basin. This science based report is published annually to promote public awareness and understanding about the quality of the water in our rivers and lakes. Click on the image above to view the 8 page report. The previous year's reports along with all the supporting data is available at the link below.
Click Here for the Previous Years & Supporting Data for the Status of the Watershed Reports
From the President
The Ozarks is blessed with an abundance of water in our rivers, lakes and streams. But population growth, economic development and changing agricultural practice are threatening our water resources. The future depends on our ability to sustain the quality of Ozark waters for drinking, recreation, tourism, business and agriculture.
The Ozarks Water Watch Foundation works on a bi-state basis to keep Ozark waters clean. This website offers an introduction to who we are and what we do.
We invite you to join us in this important effort.
From the Board Chairman
Just as no man is an island every man or woman in the Ozarks plays a part in keeping our waters clean, beautiful, healthy and useful. We of the Foundation welcome you to our mission and our vision for what the lakes and streams of the Ozarks are today and will be tomorrow.
Check out these Water Quality Resources
"Living with Land and Water"
Landowners Guide to
Streamside Living Booklet (PDF)
H2Ozarks - a water quality commitment
Click on the picture above to start H2Ozarks - a water quality commitment
Funds Available to Homeowners to
Remediate Failing Septic Systems
Ozarks Water Watch was awarded a $1,000,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) State Revolving Fund (SRF) program in July, 2011. The purpose of this project is to improve and protect the water quality in the upper White River basin watershed in Missouri (see map below) by assisting homeowners with the cost of replacing their failing onsite septic system through a combination of grants and loans. This project was made possible through a partnership with Table Rock Lake Water Quality and the Missouri Department of Conservation who provided additional funds for project administration. Click HERE for APPLICATION & INFORMATION PACKET.
Click HERE for Larger Map.
Bi-State Memorandum of Agreement between Arkansas and Missouri Regarding Cooperation on Water Quality Issues In the States' Shared Water Resources
On November 24, 2008, Mike Beebe, the Governor of Arkansas and Matt Blunt, the governor of Missouri, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the 2 states promoting cooperation in water quality and water quantity issues. The governors' pledged the cooperation of the relevant state agencies to protect water quality and water quantity and ensure the use of the shared water resources for the economic benefit of both states. Use the link below to view the entire MOA:
Bi-State Memoramdum of Agreement 2008
Report to Governors on Bi-State MOA 2010