Elk River Basin - Watershed Projects & Groups
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Soil Conservation Projects
A soil conservation project called SALT (Special Area Land Treatment) is currently being started in the Elk River Watershed.   This program is funded by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and run by the local Soil and Water District; it works with landowners to reduce erosion by improving land management practices. These projects focus on restoration through alternative cattle watering and grazing plans that reduce their impact on the riparian zone* of rivers and to reduce the quantity of agricultural related non-point source pollution. Similar projects can be found at the following address: (http://www.dnr.mo.gov/wpscd/swcp/index.html).

*riparian zone: an area along the banks of a river or stream

Watershed Groups
There are currently four watershed groups that are active within the Elk River Basin. These include the following:

Elk River Watershed Improvement Association
PO Box 336
Pineville MO 64856
Contact: Drew Holt

Telephone: 417-838-1939

Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group
Contact: Rob Beadel
5301 Northshore Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72218
Phone: (501) 682-0012
E-mail: beadel@adeq.state.ar.us
URL: http://www.awag.org

The Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group assists interested citizens and organizations by promoting local voluntary approaches to watershed management and conservation. Arkansas Watershed Planning Guide due out Summer 2003 Through grants have helped coordinate watershed awareness events, TMDL workshops, assisted in forming citizen-based watershed groups statewide and host a statewide watershed conference.

Grand Falls Group
Contact: Ronald U Phelps
5598 Riverside Dr
Joplin, MO 64804
Phone: 417-781-2352
This group focuses on litter control on a part of Shoal Creek known as Grand Falls.

Wyandotte Schools Stream Team
Contact: Bob Coffey
Contact Address: c/o Wyandotte Public Schools
Wyandotte, OKLAHOMA 74370
Phone: (918) 678-2222
E-mail: bcoffey@wyandotteschools.net
Activity: Education Project/Program
Description: Part of a statewide nonpoint source pollution education program which includes monthly site monitoring plus semi-annual habitat and macroinvertebrate assessments. Local team also conducts educational field days for elementary students.

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Missouri Department
of Natural Resources

Missouri Watershed Information Network (MoWIN)
Send comments to: mowin1@missouri.edu
205 Agricultural Engineering
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-0085
Toll Free: (MO only): 1-877-H20-shed (426-7433)
Fax: (573) 884-5650

Page last updated August 26, 2008