Upper Black Watershed - 11010007

Home to approximately 6,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Upper Black watershed lies within the White River Basin in Northeast Arkansas.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 11010007.  There is no upstream watershed.  The Lower Black (11010009) is downstream.

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Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(187 Square Miles)
  • Black River
  • Cane Creek
  • Murray Creek Ditch
  • Cropland: 57.6%
  • Forest: 33.3%
  • Grassland: 3.2%
  • Water: 2.9%
  • Suburban: 1.5%
  • Urban: 0.9%
  • Transitional: 0.3%

Data Source: CAST

Upper Black 303d Impaired Streams (what is an impaired stream?)


More Watershed-Related Information


  • 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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