Big Creek Watershed - 08020304

Home to approximately 31,532 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Big Creek watershed lies within the White River Basin in Eastern Arkansas.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 08020304.  There is no upstream watershed.  The Lower White Watershed (08020303) is downstream.

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 Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(934 Square Miles)
  • Beaver Bayou
  • Big Creek
  • Big Cypress Creek
  • Lick Creek
  • Little Cypress Creek
  • Piney Creek
  • Prairie Cypress Bayou
  • Cropland: 73.5%
  • Forest: 13.9%
  • Transitional: 6.4%
  • Grassland: 2.1%
  • Suburban: 2.0%
  • Water: 0.5%
  • Urban: 0.3%

Data Source: CAST

Big Creek 303d Impaired Streams (what is an impaired stream?)

Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Documents
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More Watershed-Related Information

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



  • 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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