Water in Arkansas

The majority of the Earth's surface is composed of water.

"In fact, approximately three-fourths of the Earth's surface is covered by water.  However, most of the water in the world is unavailable for use, as 97.5 percent is saltwater and 1.75 percent is stored frozen in ice caps and glaciers.

This leaves us with less than 1 percent of liquid fresh water found in lakes, streams and underground aquifers.  For this single reason, wise planning, use and conservation of our limited water resources is essential."

(quote from Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service's AG1290 - Arkansas Watershed Steward Handbook)



Farm & Ranch Water Resources

Arkansas Discovery Farms | Division of Agriculture | University of Arkansas System

Arkansas Discovery Farms

This working farm model from the University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture assesses Best Management Practices (BMPs) related to water conservation and reduction of nutrient and sediment loss.

Arkansas Discovery Farms

Water Resources for Livestock | Environment & Nature | Arkansas

Livestock

Nutrient Management for Livestock

Sustainable Water Practices for Livestock

Water Resources for Row Crops | Environment & Nature | Arkansas

Row Crops

Nutrient Management for Row Crops

Sustainable Water Practices for Row Crops

Irrigation for Row Crops



Home & Garden Water Resources

Water Conservation at Home | Environment & Nature | Arkansas

Water Conservation at Home

Rain Barrels

Rain Gardens

Sustainable Water Practices for Home & Garden

40 Gallon Challenge | Water Conservation | Environment & Nature | Arkansas

The 40 Gallon Challenge

This program raises awareness of water use and encourages water conservation on an individual level.

Take the Arkansas 40 Gallon Challenge Online!

National 40 Gallon Challenge


Division of Agriculture Resources

Other Resources