Current Status of the Watershed

Ozarks Water watch is excited to bring you our 10th annual Status of the Watershed Report designed to answer the question, “How is the water?” Monitoring our Ozarks waters is a critical component in protecting our Ozarks economic prosperity and quality of life. Our watershed’s natural resources, especially our beautiful rivers, lakes and streams, are the engine that drives our vibrant economy and brings us the visitors who enjoy our region’s natural assets.

This report is a summary of data from 12 monitoring projects in the watershed including 7 volunteer groups. In fact, over 1/3 of the data points were collected by volunteers! Over 2,600 water quality measurements were taken on 1,336 different occasions at over 185 locations in the Upper White River basin. In addition, you can look at the results of a specific location on this map! Click here to open a full screen view of the status map in a new tab.