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Upper Illinois River Recreation Forecast as warranted


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Illinois River Level

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Watching Our Scenic Rivers

STIR's Mission: to protect and preserve the Illinois River, its tributaries, and Tenkiller Lake

Understanding Important Oklahoma Water Issues

Simple Ways You Can Protect the Illinois River and Tenkiller Lake


Rationale for Scenic Rivers Numeric Phosphorus Limit

Oklahoma's Scenic Rivers Phosphorus Limit

Second Watershed Agreement Between Arkansas and Oklahoma

Illinois River Watershed TMDL-U.S. EPA TMDL Page

Phosphorus levels are trending downward in the Illinois River and tributaries with the exception of Flint Creek which is impacted by point and nonpoint pollution sources.

Read selected reports in 2013 to the Arkansas-Oklahoma Arkansas River Compact Commission

Chart showing streamflow, Illinois River at Watts, Oklahoma

Although 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 Poultry Feeding Operations Act, Poultry Waste Transfer Act, and Poultry Waste Applicators Certification Act

Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission Rules and Regulations

Oklahoma Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Program

Upper Illinois River Watershed Based Plan November 2012 Final

Arkansas 2013 Poultry Waste Report

Oklahoma Poultry Waste Production Report

(Note:  The above report is the most current report available but does not include 2012 data)

Scope of the Poultry Industry in the Illinois River Watershed in Arkansas

Oklahoma Poultry Production Report 2010-2011

Oklahoma Poultry Litter Transfer Tax Credit

Illinois River, Cherokee County, Low Water at Combs Bridge
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Tenkiller Swim Areas All Open

The Army Corps of Engineers announced that all swimming areas at Tenkiller Lake are open...(6/27/14)   Read More...

Tenkiller Lake Beaches Closed

Three areas on Lake Tenkiller have been closed to swimmers because of bacteria in the water...(6/16/14)   Read More...

Bathtub Rock Vandalism Charges Pending

Charges are pending against the person or persons who damaged a noted Illinois River watershed landmark...(6/12/14)   Read More...

Vandalism at Bathtub Rock Update

Workers have scrubbed Bathtub Rock following senseless vandalism recently...(6/3/14)   Read More...

REWARD GROWS-Scenic Spot Defaced Along Illinois River

Thoughtless people have vandalized one of the prettiest places in northeastern Oklahoma near the scenic Illinois River...(5-23)   Read More...

Scenic River's James Hickman Honored

The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission has recognized long time Maintenance Department employee James Hickman...(5/22/14)   Read More...

Scenic Rivers Commission Meets May 20

Keep up with the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission by attending the public meeting Tuesday, May 20 at 5:30 PM in Tahlequah, OK...(5/15/14)   Read More...

Combs Bridge replacement underway

New Combs Bridge being built...(5/1/2014)  

Illinois River Heritage Festival May 4

Illinois River art and music will be featured at the Illinois River Heritage Festival in Tahlequah on May 4th...(4/21/14)   Read More...

The Woods are Alive!

The dogwood trees are beautiful now in the woods along the Illinois River....(4/21/14)   Read More...
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