Lower White Watershed - 08020303

Home to approximately 23,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Lower White watershed lies within the White River Basin in Eastern Arkansas.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 08020303.  Three upstream watersheds feed the Lower White:  the Lower White- Bayou Des Arc (08020301), the Cache (08020302) and the Big Creek (08020304).  The Lower Mississippi-Helena (08020100) is downstream.

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Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(1,364 Square Miles)
  • Cypress Bayou
  • Lacrue Bayou
  • Little Lacrue Bayou
  • White River
  • Cropland: 53.0%
  • Forest: 34.9%
  • Transitional: 4.6%
  • Water: 3.1%
  • Grassland: 2.1%
  • Suburban: 1.2%
  • Urban: 0.2%

Data Source: CAST

Lower White 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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