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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

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 REVISED

Oklahoma Poultry Litter Transfer Tax Credit

Illinois River, Cherokee County, Low Water at Combs Bridge
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Articles About Oklahoma's Illinois River

Two articles from the Tahlequah Daily Press about the Illinois River...(11/24/14)   Read More...

Hearing on Future of Oklahoma Scenic Rivers

Oklahoma State Senators hear about the value of scenic rivers and way adequate funding is needed...(ll/18/14)   Read More...

Rivers commission won't meet in Nov.

The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission business meeting scheduled Nov. 18 will not be held. It is rescheduled for Dec. 9..(11/14/14)   Read More...

Stream Learning Opportunity

Boulders, Branches, Brush and Water – Stream Dynamics and Restoration on Oct. 29   Read More...

STIR Annual Meeting Spring 2015

The STIR Annual Meeting will be held this Spring...(10/13/14)   Read More...

Reward Still Out for Bathtub Rock Vandalism

Save the Illinois River has offered a reward to prosecute those who damaged a beautiful place along the Illinois River...(10/2/14)   Read More...

Tenkiller Dam Road Closing

The road on the dam at Tenkiller lake will be closed for some time....(10/2/14)   Read More...

Oklahoma Poultry Waste Report Issued

The Oklahoma Agriculture Department has released a report on poultry waste produced in 2013. Note that three counties are in the Illinois River watershed in Oklahoma. They are: Adair,Cherokee and Delaware...(9/22/14)   Read More...

Illinois River Cleanup Scheduled in Sept.

Help keep the Illinois River clean. Join the OSRC's river cleanup next month...(8/21/14)   Read More...

Fox News 23 Does Follow-up to Bathtub Rocks Vandalism Story

The reward for conviction of the Bathtub Rocks vandals still stands. But it looks like the damage will be a long time fading away..(8/12/14)   Read More...
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