Bayou Macon Watershed - 08050002

Home to approximately 11,270 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Bayou Macon watershed lies within the Ouachita River Basin in Southeast Arkansas crossing into Louisiana.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 08050002.  There is no upstream watershed.  The Tensas Watershed (Louisiana) is downstream.

State-Level Map - Bayou Macon Watershed-Level Map - Bayou Macon Watershed Land Use Map - Bayou Macon
County Pages
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 Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(534 Square Miles)
  • Bayou Macon
  • Boggy Bayou
  • Clay Bayou
  • Ditch Bayou
  • Oak Log Bayou
  • Red Fork Bayou
  • Cropland: 74.3%
  • Forest: 10.3%
  • Transitional: 8.3%
  • Water: 5.1%
  • Grassland: 0.9%
  • Suburban: 0.7%
  • Urban: 0.2%

Data Source: CAST

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

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Documents
(what is a TMDL?)


More Watershed-Related Information:

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


  • 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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