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Pure or fresh water in nature is water that falls from the sky as rain, snow or ice. How well it stays pure or fresh after it reaches the earth's surface is the major human concern.

Because of water’s significance to so many of our human needs any changes to the quality and quantity of our water supply can have a major impact to our economy, our society and to our personal well being. From the beginning of the human settlements availability to water has shaped where future Arkansas communities could be establishing and able to exist and grow. In the 21st century the State of Arkansas will have to continue to deal with protecting the quality of the state’s water supplies and maintaining adequate amounts of water not only for human use but for the whole ecology of living things within Arkansas.

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Arkansas has an abundance of water, however this resource is finite and needs to be used wisely.


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