The Belted Kingisher (female)
Watching Our Scenic Rivers
STIR's Mission: to protect and preserve the Illinois River, its tributaries, and Tenkiller Lake
The Illinois River Watershed, U.S. EPA
Phosphorous levels in the Illinois River watershed are meeting a goal of 40-Percent Reduction needed to protect Lake Tenkiller (report to the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission, Sept. 2015).
Statement to Compact Comm. by Oklahoma
Graph: Phosphorous Trends
Graph: Phosphorous Loading in Illinois River watershed
Graph: Phosphorous entering Oklahoma at Watts, OK
Cautionary note: Phosphorous entering Oklahoma at Watts, OK is still well above Oklahoma's numeric limit of .037 parts per million (ppm).
the public is not notified of new or expanding poultry farms, adjoining
land owners must be notified about new or expanding hog farms in
Oklahoma. Concern exists that hog factory farms may be moving into
Arkansas (and possibly northeast Oklahoma) from North Carolina. A
controversial new hog farm in Arkansas is located near the Buffalo
River, America's first National Scenic River. The Illinois River and
Tenkiller Lake have special setback protection from hog farms. But is
that enough protection?
Oklahoma 2013 Poultry Waste and Movement Report
Scope of the Poultry Industry in the Illinois River Watershed in Arkansas
Oklahoma Poultry Production Report 2010-2011 Arkansas 2014 Poultry Waste Report REVISEDOklahoma Poultry Litter Transfer Tax Credit
|Illinois River, Cherokee County, Low Water at Combs Bridge
Ed Brocksmith photo