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Conservation measures could help Sparta recover, study finds
Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday applauded efforts under way in southern Arkansas to reduce the amount of water consumed from the Sparta aquifer, but they said more needs to be done.
By Rob Moritz, Arkansas News Bureau
Aquifer under Desha County drying fast, study finds
Sections of the underground aquifer that supplies water for farming in southeastern Arkansas could run dry in 15 years if new sources for irrigation are not found, according to a study released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey.
By Rob Moritz, Arkansas News Bureau
USGS Scientist Explains Beaver Lake Model
Reed Green of the U.S. Geological Survey demonstrated different applications of a model, which is being fine-tuned, for Beaver Lake. Applications include simulations of water quality changes through time, a toxic spill, and striped bass movements in response to temperature and dissolved oxygen.
by: Scott F. Davis, The Morning News 
HSV joins in Middle Fork water study
The HSV POA Board of Directors in July began the formal process of joining an unprecedented four year federal and state agencies study of the water flow and water quality characteristics of the Middle Fork of the Saline River.
by: Hank Deutsch, Hot Springs Village Voice
Taking Measurements
Union High School ninth-grader Bryan Watkins, reads an electronic tape measure held by Ralf Montanus, a hydraulic technician with the U.S. Geological Survey.
News-Times: Brooks Sample, El Dorado News-Times
Monitoring wells being installed in Union County area
A USGS display will allow visitors to the planned Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department tourism center near El Dorado to see the positive impact that local conservation efforts have made on the Sparta aquifer water levels, which have increased for the first time in more than 40 years.
by:Toni Walthall, El Dorado News-Times
      Nine counties and parts of two others have already been declared critical because the drawdown on the groundwater level.
by: by: Anita Montgomery, Pine Bluff Commercial
USGS unveils 12 potential water well monitoring sites
      Officials with the United States Geological Survey unveiled the locations of 12 potential water well monitoring sites Wednesday to the Union County Water Conservation Board.
by: Toni Walthall, El Dorado News-Times

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