Dr. Robert T. Pavlowsky and Dr. Richard Biagioni
The Upper White River Basin Foundation (UWRBF) has received a grant from the USEPA to address water quality concerns in the upper White river. Efforts to create a water quality management plan for the basin require that geospatial data bases and water quality data are comparable between Arkansas and Missouri. Further, existing water quality data and additional baseline monitoring data need to be evaluated for use in the development and implementation of the watershed management plan.
Develop a geospatial database to support basin management plans,
Review and test the analytical methods used now and in the past for nutrient-related water quality parameters to evaluate the accuracy and precision of results Baseline water quality monitoring,
Work with the University of Arkansas and other partners to harmonize data sets across state boundaries and develop shared protocols for future studies and monitoring programs, and
Develop and support on-site repository for geospatial and water quality data