A hardy band continues on several fronts to agitate for meaningful regulation and protection of the Lake Maumelle watershed, a matter of importance to water users in a big chunk of Central Arkansas. Not sexy. Complicated. Often accompanied by bland assurances from various in officialdom that adequate controls exist to protect water quality.
A parallel arises. Read on for the long history of the state's haphazard approach to protection of another big water supply, Beaver Lake.