Oklahoma Water Resources Center

Illinois River Watershed Research and Extension Symposium

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The Oklahoma Water Resources Center and Arkansas Water Resources Center organized a one-day joint symposium on current and future research and Extension needs in the Illinois River Watershed on September 25, 2014. The program included research and Extension presentations by representatives from both Oklahoma State University and the University of Arkansas, along with presentations by agency representatives on their activities in the watershed. One of the most important activities was a facilitated discussion on future research and Extension needs in the watershed.


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Water Quality Update (10/12/13) Josh Payne discusses how research, regulations and training have helped improve water quality in the Illinois River watershed.


OSU research team investigates streambank erosion and phosphorus sources (12/8/2014 article by Jonathan Anthony, OWRC staff writer)

Oklahoma Water Resources Center addresses Illinois River watershed issues (11/7/2013 news release by Sean Hubbard, Ag Comm. Services)

Documenting the Impact of the Water Center’s Grants Program (by Garey Fox, August 2014 issue of The AQUAhoman, pg 4)

Phosphorus Declining in Illinois River (by Josh Payne in the February 2014 edition of Poultry Practices)

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