The following reports were presented at the first Buffalo National River Science Symposium held in Harrison, Arkansas on April 23, 2019.
Filamentous Algae Relations To Surface And Groundwater Nutrient Pathways In The Karst Watershed Of The First National River (Buffalo River, Arkansas) Billy Justus, Lucas Driver, Nathan Wentz, Shawn Hodges, and Ashley Rodman
The History Of Freshwater Mussels In The Buffalo National River, Shawn Hodges
Forecasting the Effects of Angler Harvest and Climate Change on Smallmouth Bass Abundance in the Buffalo River, Arkansas Christopher R. Middaugh1 and Daniel D. Magoulick
Water Quality Monitoring History & Plan Update Ashley Rodman
Big Creek Research And Extension Team: Monitoring To Date Brian Haggard
Aquatic Plants in Springs at Buffalo National River David E. Bowles
Long Term Aquatic Invertebrate Monitoring at Buffalo National River, Arkansas David Bowles
Long Term Fish Community Monitoring In The Buffalo National River Hope Dodd
History of Filamentous Algae in the Buffalo National River Tate Wentz
Preliminary Study Update: A Comparison Of Nutrient Water Quality In The Buffalo River Upstream And Downstream Of Big Creek Lucas Driver
Bacterial Counts And Metabolic Activity From Water Samples Along Buffalo National River Jill Jenkins
Surface Water Quality In The Buffalo National River (1985-2011) Sandi Formica
Other Scientific and Regulatory Articles
New PRRS Strain Kills Sows, Piglets. PRRS Strain 1-4-4 Results in 'More Dramatic' Hog Mortality. The Progressive Farmer 2/8/2021
Our Land Is Not Just Soil: Knowing, Feeling, and Doing Environmental Activism in the Arkansas Ozarks Doctoral dissertation, Ramey Arlen Moore, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville 2017
Storm and Base Flow Water Quality For Bear, Calf and Tomahawk Creeks, Steel and Mott, 1998. Published by the Arkansas Water Resources Center. Provides good baseline data regarding sources of contamination of the Buffalo.
Property rights and rural justice: A study of U.S. right-to-farm laws. by Loka Ashwood, Danielle Diamond, Fiona Walker. Journal of Rural Studies, 2019
Coupling High-Frequency Stream Metabolism and Nutrient Monitoring to Explore Biogeochemical Controls on Downstream Nitrate Delivery
Helen P. Jarvie,*,† Andrew N. Sharpley,‡ Timothy Kresse,§ Phillip D. Hays,∥ Richard J. Williams,†Stephen M. King,⊥ and Lawrence G. Berry
Consistency of the Threshold Phosphorus Saturation Ratio across a Wide Geographic Range of Acid Soils Biswanath Dari, Vimala D. Nair, Andrew N. Sharpley, Peter Kleinman, Dorcas Franklin, and Willie G. Harris. Journal of Agrosciences, Geosystems and Environment, Sept. 13, 2018.
Waterkeepers et al vs EPA, Ruling by the US Court of Appeals, April 17, 2017. This important ruling vacates the EPA Final Rule which exempts farms from reporting emissions and now requires CAFOs and other parties to notify authorities when large quantities of hazardous materials (such as ammonia or hydrogen sulfide) are released into the environment.
Water Pollution from Livestock in the Shenandoah Valley Virginia’s System of Manure Management Fails to Protect Waterways and Needs to be Strengthened. Report by the environmental Integrity Project, April 26, 2017.
Illinois River Final Report to Governors from the Joint Study Committee
and Scientific Professionals Dec. 19, 2016. Recommends a Total Phosphorus level of 0.035 mg/l be adopted as the maximum allowable limit to protect Outstanding Resource Waters.
PETITION TO REVISE THE CLEAN WATER ACT REGULATIONS FOR CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS, Citizens Petition to EPA, March 8, 2017
Animal Waste and Water Quality: EPA’s Response to the Waterkeeper Alliance Court Decision on Regulation of CAFOs, November 8, 2011
Implementation Guidance on CAFO Regulations – CAFOs That Discharge or Are Proposing to Discharge EPA May 28, 2010
DEVELOPMENT OF METHODOLOGIES FOR KARST GROUNDWATER VULNERABILITY AND CONTAMINATION RISK MAPPING FOR THE PROTECTION OF KARST AQUIFERS IN MIDCONTINENT UNITED STATES , 2016. This is a report to the Cave Conservation Foundation by Katerina Kosic under a grant facilitated by BRWA.
Ponca Low Water Bridge to Kyle’s Landing Geo-float Guide to the Buffalo National River by John David McFarland Arkansas Geological Commission 02/26/01
Using Data, Communication & Education to Improve Swine Waste Management in the Buffalo River Watershed S. J. Formica, T. Morris, M. A. Van Eps, T. Kresse, M. Anderson, & J. Giese 2001
A Cow Palace Coup: Expanding the Reach of RCRA to Combat Agricultural Pollution Georgetown Law Review, 2016
EPA Risk Assessment Evaluations for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations, May, 2004 (see chapters 5 and 8)
EPA 2012 Recreational Water Quality Criteria
The role of organic matter in the fate and transport of antibiotic resistance, metals, and nutrients in the karst of Northwest Arkansas draft doctoral dissertation of Victor Roland, University of Arkansas, 2016.
CAFOs Uncovered The Untold Costs of Confined Animal Feeding Operations by Doug Durian-Sherman, Union of Concerned Scientists, 2008
Reuse of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation Wastewater on Agricultural Lands , 2007
Corporate Agribusiness And The Fouling Of America's Waterways: The Role Of Large Agribusiness Companies In Polluting Our Rivers, Lakes And Coastal Waters. Environment America 2016 Report (50 pages). June 30, 2016.
Is Groundwater that Is Hydrologically Connected to Navigable Waters Covered Under the CWA?: Three Theories of Coverage & Alternative Remedies for Groundwater Pollution by Allison L. Kvien , 2015 Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology
The Buffalo River: A Jurisprudence of Preservation John W. Ragsdale, Jr. 1994 A philosophical discourse on preservation law.
quality benefits of on-farm conservation management and empowering farmers, April 2015
Tracing Nitrate Transport and Environmental Impact from Intensive Swine Farming using Delta Nitrogen-15, Groundwater Quality Journal, January, 2000. This study concludes that stable isotope analysis "...demonstrates nitrate export from the site, despite the presence of riparian buffers that meet current regulatory requirements."
Estimation of Pig Fecal Contamination in a River Catchment by Real-Time PCR 2008, Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Referred to in above research report.
Phosphorus Retention and Remobilization along Hydrological Pathways in Karst Terrain by Helen P. Jarvie, Andrew N. Sharpley, Van Brahana, Tarra Simmons, April Price, Colin Neal, Alan J. Lawlor, Darren Sleep, Sarah Thacker,and Brian E. Haggard. Environmental Science and Technology, March 17, 2014.
Nutrient and Heavy Metal Content of Hog Manure - University of Manitoba
Effects of Animal Feeding Operations on Water Resources And The Environment , 1999 Proceedings of USGS Technical Meeting/CAFO Conference, Fort Collins, CE