Bayou Meto Watershed - 08020402

Home to approximately 132,695 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Bayou Meto watershed lies within the Arkansas River Basin in Central to Southeastern Arkansas.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 08020402.  There is no upstream watershed.  The Lower Arkansas Watershed (08020401) is downstream.

State-Level Map - Bayou Meto Watershed-Level Map - Bayou Meto Watershed Land Use Map - Bayou Meto
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(Contact Information)
 Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(992 Square Miles)
  • Bayou Meto
  • Bayou Two Prairie
  • Kinois Bayou
  • Mill Bayou
  • Cropland: 44.8%
  • Forest: 30.6%
  • Grassland: 10.1%
  • Transitional: 4.9%
  • Water: 4.8%
  • Suburban: 3.4%
  • Urban: 1.2%

Data Source: CAST

 Bayou Meto 303d Impaired Streams (what is an impaired stream?)

Other Reports and Publications


  • Clean Water Act Section 303(d) Impaired Waters Data Update here
  • Arkansas’s Final/ Draft Impaired Waterbodies – 303(d) List by Year here
  • AR Water Newsletter, Summer, 2015 here
  • NPS Management Plan here
  • The projects presented at the 2015 annual NPS conference are located here

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