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Taking Back the Ouachita River

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Commercial barge traffic is the determining factor for funding the Ouachita - Black River System.

John Stringer talks to Cory Crowe about the potential for budget cuts concerning the Ouachita River. He shares the risks associated with lower funding, why the river is important to the area, and sheds light on organizations that are trying to help.

Mr. Stringer shares that if action is not taken, "we'll have a meandering stream going through sandbars" where we once had the Ouachita. 

The Ouachita River Valley Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes development of the water and land resources projects that are engineering feasible, economically feasible, environmentally sustainable, publicly acceptable, that enhance the general welfare of the people in the Ouachita River Basin in Arkansas, Louisiana and the nation.

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