ch. 1. Nature's attraction ch. 2. History of the Lake ch. 3. Sounding the alarm ch. 4. Those who built on Ameren's Land ch. 5. Imperiled waters-yes, there's evidence ch. 6. Land and geological factors ch. 7. Loving to death ch. 8. Documented pollution past Sidebar: Grand Glaise Beach, is it the goose poop? ch. 9. Modern effort for water quality Sidebar: Where are the environmentalists? ch. 10. Challenges in regulating pollution sources ch. 11. Lake water quality gets political ch. 12. Other regional watershed groups ch. 13. Living together-activists, homeowners, policy makers, and proprietors Epilogue.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -141) and index. Not distributed; available at Arkansas State Library.