Surface water and groundwater quality was documented in the Ouachita National Forest by collecting surface water quality data at 15 points and groundwater quality data at 11 sites from April 1984 through August 1985. The data were compared to drinking water standards and the results are tabulated. Surface water in the Ouachita National Forest is relatively abundant. It is low in mineralization and chemically suitable for most uses with minimal treatment. Groundwater is relatively scarce. The low yields of wells limit the use of groundwater primarily to domestic use. The water is chemically suitable for most purposes but may require treatment for the removal of iron. (Peters-PTT)
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Quality of water resources of the Ouachita National Forest, Arkansas
Water-Resources Investigations Report
2 maps ; 26 x 43 cm. and 22 x 27 cm., on sheet 89 x 113 cm., folded in envelope 31 x 23 cm.