Arkansas Farm Research
The Arkansas Grand Prairie has been a major rice producing area for most of this century. The irrigation water required for rice, and at the present time, for soybeans, is primarily obtained from a Quaternary aquifer. This extensive formation underlies much of eastern Arkansas as well as parts of other states. Groundwater enters the Grand Prairie region from extensions of the aquifer lying outside of the area. Prolonged pumping of water from the aquifer at a rate exceeding the recharge rate has significantly reduced Quaternary groundwater levels in the Grand Prairie.
Peralta, R.C. and A. Yazdanian. 1984. Projected 1992 ground‑water levels on the Arkansas Grand Prairie. Arkansas Farm Research, Vol 33, No. 2. University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station, Fayetteville, Arkansas. 2 p.