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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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Illinois River Heritage Festival May 4 in Tahlequah

Celebrate the beautiful Illinois River on Sunday, May 4th in Tahlequah at the Illinois River Heritage Festival...(4/16/14)   Read More...

Thanks to Mary's Liquor

Mary's Liquor Store in Tahlequah is donating to Save the Illinois River...(4/11/14)   Read More...

Marilyn Ihloff Salons Support Clean Water

Join the fun at the Ihloff Salon and
Spa and help support clean, safe water...(4/6/14)

Scenic River Joint Study Committee Meeting March 6, 2014

This is a reminder that there will be a meeting of the Oklahoma-Arkansas Joint Study Committee on March 6, 2014 at 10:00 am in Tulsa, Oklahoma (see attached agenda).   Read More...

Oklahoma Joins States in Challenging EPA TMDL Authority

A Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Chesapeake Bay has been challenged by farmers and developers. Now, states including Oklahoma have sided with the opponents of EPA...(2/7/14)   Read More...

Researcher Picked for Illinois River Study

The bi-state committee overseeing a pollution study of the Illinois River watershed has agreed on who will conduct the study...(2/5/14)   Read More...

Phosphorus Games-Arkansas Impaired Waters Report

A draft of the Arkansas impaired waters list is available for public comment...(2/2/14)   Read More...

Changes Needed If Key EPA Program Is to Help Fulfill the Nation's Water Quality Goals

The EPA is making a TMDL study of the Illinois River watershed and of Tenkiller Lake. However, the Government Accounting Office reports TMDL provisions of Clean Water Act still are not being achieved...(1/20/14)   Read More...

Ihloff Spas Recognized by Save the Illinois River

Marilyn Ihloff Salon and Day Spas an example of good corporate citizens...(1/8/14)   Read More...

Illinois River Watershed Study Process Report

The committee appointed by the Governors of Arkansas and Oklahoma to study pollution of of the Illinois River watershed will meet again Feb. 5 in Tulsa...(1/6/14)   Read More...
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