Lower St. Francis Watershed - 08020203

Home to approximately 195,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Lower St. Francis watershed lies within the St. Francis River Basin in Northeast Arkansas crossing into Missouri.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 08020203.  There are three upstream watersheds: the Upper St. Francis (Missouri), the Little River Ditches (08020204) and the L'Anguille (08020205).  The Lower Mississippi-Helena (08020100) is downstream.

State-Level Map - Lower St. Francis Watershed-Level Map - Lower St. Francis Watershed Land Use Map - Lower St. Francis
 
 
 
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Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(2,960 Square Miles)
  • Big Bay Ditch
  • Big Creek
  • Blackfish Bayou
  • Eightmile Ditch
  • Fifteenmile Bayou
  • St Francis River
  • Tyronza River
  • Village Creek
  • Whiteness Creek
  • Cropland: 71.3%
  • Forest: 15.1%
  • Grassland: 4.2%
  • Transitional: 3.8%
  • Suburban: 2.5%
  • Water: 1.5%
  • Urban: 0.8%

Data Source: CAST

Lower St. Francis 303d Impaired Streams (what is an impaired stream?)

 

More Watershed-Related Information

Announcements

  • 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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