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Katie Teague

Title: “Water Quality and Quantity Issues in Arkansas ”

Overview:

Sediment losses from farm fields in the Delta, lawsuits charging phosphorus runoff liability in the Ozarks, urban storm water management, declining groundwater levels and surface water diversion for irrigation are just a few of the water resource challenges that Arkansas is facing.

Bio Info:

Katie Teague was raised primarily in Chicago but moved to Fayetteville , Arkansas in 1987 to attend the University of Arkansas where she completed a B.S. in Environmental Science and an M.S. in Soil Microbiology. For the past ten years, she has worked for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in Washington County as a County Extension Agent in Agriculture/Water Quality. Katie currently serves as the Water Quality Projects Coordinator for EPA and agricultural and urban watersheds. She is also coordinating the Northwest Arkansas Storm Water Project, a regional urban storm water education program across Benton and Washington Counties funded through 12 cities, 2 counties and the University of Arkansas.

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