Beaver Reservoir Watershed - 11010001

Home to approximately 116,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Beaver Reservoir (sometimes called 'Upper White', see poster) watershed lies within the Arkansas River Basin in Northwest Arkansas crossing into Missouri.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 11010001.  Upstream is the James Watershed (Missouri)Bull Shoals Lake Watershed (11010003) is downstream.

State-Level Map - Upper White (Beaver) Watershed-Level Map - Upper White (Beaver) Watershed Land Use Map - Upper White (Beaver)
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Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(2,219 Square Miles)
  • Brush Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Dry Creek
  • Dry Fork Creek
  • Holman Creek
  • Indian Creek
  • Keels Creek
  • Kings River
  • Lollar Creek
  • Long Creek
  • Mill Creek
  • Osage Creek
  • Piney Creek
  • Richland Creek
  • Terrapin Creek
  • War Eagle Creek
  • White River
  • Yocum Creek
  • Forest: 63.3%
  • Grassland: 24.7%
  • Transitional: 6.7%
  • Water: 2.1%
  • Suburban: 1.5%
  • Urban: 0.5%
  • Cropland: 0.0%

Data Source: CAST

 Watershed Management Plan

 UpperWhiteWMS Update: January 18, 2005

Upper White (Beaver) 303(d) 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:  Beaver Reservoir
  • EPA Surf Your Watershed:  Beaver Reservoir
  • USGS Real Time Stream Flow:  Beaver Reservoir
  • USGS Links to Water Quality & Groundwater Monitoring Sites:  Beaver Reservoir
  • Environmental Statistics Group (Montana State University):  Beaver Reservoir
  • Audubon Arkansas:  West Fork of the White River
  • Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group Newsletter (Winter/Spring 2001) - What's Happening In Your Watershed: Beaver Lake Watershed - "The Beaver Lake Watershed Partnership's (BLWP) mission..." ... more on Page 4
  • Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group Newsletter (Spring/Summer 2002) - What's Going On In Your Watershed: Beaver Lake Watershed - "The Beaver Lake Watershed Partnership (BLWP) is planning Beaver Lake Awareness Day..." ...more on Page 4
  • Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group Newsletter (Winter 2002-2003) - Beaver Lake Watershed Awareness Day - "The first Beaver Lake Watershed Awareness day was held Thrusday, August 22, 2002..." ... more on Page 7
  • Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group Newsletter (Fall 2006) - Arkansas' Second Largest Drinking Water Provider Takes Aim at Beaver Lake Source Water Protection - "Nearly 50 years ago, visionary community leaders got together to discuss the need for a long-term supply of clean, safe water for Northwest Arkansas" ... more on Page 1
  • Arkansas Watershed Advisory Group Newsletter (Summer 2007) - Protecting Beaver Lake's Water Quality: Part 1 - "During the 1960's, the United States Army Corps of Engineers built Beaver Dam, impounding a major part of the White River and creating Beaver Lake" ...more on Page 5


  • 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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