Arkansas awarded $100,000 grant for water quality

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has received a $100,000 grant for water quality management planning.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to conduct analysis of chemical samples of rivers, streams and lakes in Arkansas.

Water quality data are used to characterize waters, identify trends over time, identify emerging problems and determine whether pollution control programs are working. The program also enables EPA to help direct pollution control efforts where needed and respond to emergencies such as floods and spills.

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