Bull Shoals Lake Watershed - 11010003


Home to approximately 60,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Bull Shoals Lake watershed lies within the White River Basin in Northern Arkansas crossing into Missouri.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 11010003.  Upstream is the Beaver Reservoir (11010001).  Downstream is the Middle White (11010004).

State-Level Map - Bull Shoals Lake Watershed-Level Map - Bull Shoals Lake Watershed Land Use Map - Bull Shoals Lake
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Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(1,137 Square Miles)
  • Bear Creek
  • Big Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Crooked Creek
  • East Horizon Creek
  • Hampton Creek
  • White River
  • White River, Little North Fork
  • Forest: 57.2%
  • Grassland: 28.2%
  • Transitional: 6.2%
  • Water: 4.4%
  • Suburban: 1.6%
  • Urban: 0.5%
  • Cropland: 0.1%

Data Source: CAST

Bull Shoals Lake 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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