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Ouachita Mountains,

range of east-west ridges between the Arkansas and Red rivers, extending c.200 mi (320 km) from central Ark. into SE Okla. Magazine Mt. (c.2,800 ft/850 m high) is the tallest peak. The Ouachita Mts. are geologically considered outlier of the Appalachian Mts. They are composed of strongly folded and faulted sedimentary rocks. A whetstone industry is near Hot Springs, Ark. Mineral springs, lakes, and extensive wooded areas attract tourists. Several parts of the region have been set aside as public parks or forest reservations.
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Ouachita Mountains


a mountain massif in the central USA, in the states of Oklahoma and Arkansas. The Ouachita Mountains represent a series of parallel ridges, with elevations reaching 884 m, composed of limestones and sandstones. The slopes are covered by broadleaf and coniferous forests. Coal, bauxite, and barite are mined in the area. The resort of Hot Springs is located in the mountains.

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The Southwest Arkansas Community College Consortium, which consists of seven colleges, received $8.4 million, of which slightly more than $1.8 million went to College of the Ouachitas.
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A large database (Matthews and Robison, 1988; Robison and Buchanan, 1988) on stream fishes at sites in the Ozark and Ouachita uplands in Arkansas was used in the present paper to test three macroecological hypotheses about distributions of fish species in these streams: (1) faunal similarities among upland fiver basins are congruent with the geographical connectivities, or linkages, of those streams in the Mississippi River Basin; (2) faunal richness of streams up to the size of small rivers increases with drainage area; and (3) local (within-site) richness of fish species increases in proportion to regional (basin) richness.
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New Job: Ouachita Technical College became the College of the Ouachitas on July 1 through Act 208 of the 88th Arkansas General Assembly.
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One each: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro; National Park Community College, Hot Springs; Southern Arkansas University, Magnolia; University of Ark-ansas Community College, Hope; Southern Arkansas University Tech, Camden; University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff; Arkansas Baptist College, Little Rock; Ouachita Hills College, Amity; Baylor University, Waco, Texas; Evangel University, Springfield, Mo.; Texas A&M, Texarkana; Texarkana College, Texas and Nashville (Tenn.) Auto Diesel College.
Strap on your boots and take on the challenge of more than 250 hiking trails, which include the Ouachita National Recreation Trail and the Ozark Highlands National Recreation Trail for serious treks.