Ouachita Headwaters Watershed - 08040101


Home to approximately 97,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Ouachita Headwaters watershed lies within the Ouachita River Basin in Western to Central Arkansas.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 08040101.  There is no upstream watershed.  The Upper Ouachita (08040102) is downstream.

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Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(1,554 Square Miles)
  • Blakley Creek
  • Bushy Creek
  • Carters Creek
  • Fiddlers Creek
  • Kates Creek
  • Little Mazarn Creek
  • Mazarn Creek
  • Muddy Creek
  • Ouachita River
  • Forest: 71.0%
  • Transitional: 13.6%
  • Grassland: 9.7%
  • Water: 4.7%
  • Suburban: 2.3%
  • Urban: 0.2%
  • Cropland: 0.0%

Data Source: CAST

Ouachita Headwaters 303d Impaired Streams (what is an impaired stream?)


Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Documents (what is a TMDL?)


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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