Lake O' The Cherokees Watershed - 11070206

Home to approximately 1,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Lake O'The Cherokees watershed lies within the Arkansas River Basin in the Northwest corner of Arkansas crossing into Oklahoma and Missouri.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 11070206.  Three upstream watersheds feed into Lake O' The Cherokees:  Middle Neosho (Kansas), Spring (Missouri), and Elk (Little Sugar) (11070208).  The Lower Neosho (Spavinaw) (11070209) is downstream.

State-Level Map - Lake O' The Cherokees Watershed-Level Map - Lake O' The Cherokees Watershed Land Use Map - Lake O' The Cherokees
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(Contact Information)
Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(20 Square Miles)
  • Honey Creek
  • Grassland: 70.9%
  • Forest: 25.4%
  • Transitional:4.3%

Data Source: CAST

Lake O' The Cherokees 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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