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AMERICAN Ingenuity Delivers Massive Pipe, Fittings To Replenish Shrinking Water Supplies In Arkansas

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AMERICAN Ingenuity Delivers Massive Pipe, Fittings To Replenish Shrinking Water Supplies In Arkansas

The Mississippi River Valley Alluvial Aquifer — a primary water source for small towns, rural water systems and farm irrigation in eastern Arkansas — is running dry. According to the Army Corps of Engineers’ website, a project study in the mid-1980s pointed out, and further studies have since shown, the region’s groundwater resources are rapidly shrinking.

As part of its plan to preserve and protect the Alluvial Aquifer – and the deeper, more recently tapped Sparta Aquifer – the Army Corps of Engineers is constructing an irrigation system that will bring more than 100 billion gallons of water annually from the White River at DeValls Bluff to about 250,000 acres of farmland in Arkansas, Lonoke, Monroe and Prairie counties.

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