Cache Watershed - 08020302

Home to approximately 64,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Cache watershed lies within the White River Basin in East to Northeast Arkansas crossing into Missouri.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 08020302.  There is no upstream watershed.  The Lower White (08020303) is downstream.

State-Level Map - Cache Watershed-Level Map - Cache Watershed Land Use Map - Cache
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Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(1,956 Square Miles)
  • Bayou De View
  • Beaver Dam Ditch
  • Big Creek
  • Big Gum Lateral
  • Black Creek
  • Buffalo Creek
  • Cache River
  • Cow Left Ditch
  • Cypress Creek
  • Gum Slough
  • Hill Bayou
  • Housman Creek
  • Locust Creek
  • Poplar Creek
  • Swan Pond Ditch
  • Willow Ditch
  • Cropland: 67.6%
  • Forest: 19.2%
  • Grassland: 5.2%
  • Transitional: 3.7%
  • Suburban: 1.5%
  • Water: 1.4%
  • Urban: 0.6%

Data Source: CAST

Cache Watershed 303d Impaired Streams (what is an impaired stream?)

Assessments and Reports

  • Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group - Fall 2003 - Featured Watershed: Cache River and Bayou DeView Watershed - "The "Big Woods" of Arkansas comprises 1,750,000 acres of bottomland hardwood and swamp forests that follow the bayous and rivers flowing int the great Mississippi River"... more on Page 1
  • Audubon Arkansas - Important Bird Area

More Watershed-Related Information

  • CAST Arkansas Watershed Information System:  Cache
  • EPA Surf Your Watershed:  Cache
  • USGS Real Time Stream Flow:  Cache
  • USGS Links to Water Quality & Groundwater Monitoring Sites:  Cache
  • Environmental Statistics Group (Montana State University):  Cache



  • 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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