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The hog farm and other non-point sources of pollution in the Buffalo River watershed are threats to the river. This letter from the National Park Service to the director of the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality describes how the ADEQ is selling our precious national park down the river: https://www.adeq.state.ar.us/water/planning/integrated/303d/pdfs/2016/comments/nps-kevin-cheri.pdf 
Readers of this encyclopedia entry should become fully informed of the threats to this great national resource, and the 800,000 visitors who make use of this park each year should be called upon to help protect it.

Doug Stowe
Eureka Springs, AR