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BCRET posts 2017 Q4 report

Jan. 24, 2018

By the U of A System Division of Agriculture

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  • 2017 Q4 report posted
  • BCRET has been collecting data since 2013

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The 2017 fourth quarter report from the Big Creek Research and Extension Team has been posted and submitted to the Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s office and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.  

The team has been monitoring conditions in Big Creek tributary of the Buffalo National River in Newton County. The report, which covers Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, details conditions at the creek in the area near C&H Hog Farms. The report may be found here:

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture team has been collecting data at the creek since September 2013. The team is analyzing water samples for the potential presence of E. coli, nitrates, phosphorous and suspended solids. To date, the team has not found any consistent changes in water quality in Big Creek.

About the Division of Agriculture

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work within the nation’s historic land grant education system.

The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses. 

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension and Research programs and services without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.   

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Media Contact: Mary Hightower
Dir. of Communication Services
U of A System Division of Agriculture
(501) 671-2126

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