Public Hearing on Draft Impaired Waterbodies List for Arkansas, March 1, 2016, 2 pm at ADEQ headquarters.
The National Park Service has recommended that Big Creek should be declared "impaired" due to low dissolved oxygen levels and that it should be added to the 303(d) list for impaired waters of Arkansas. Read the NPS letter to ADEQ here.
ADEQ has, without explanation, declined to include Big Creek and another impaired Buffalo tributary, Mill Creek. To see their proposed list go here.
We encourage those interested in protecting the pristine quality of the Buffalo National River to attend this hearing and let your concerns be known.
Written comments will be accepted until March 11. See the link at top for more information