Upper Saline Watershed - 08040203

Home to approximately 102,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Upper Saline (see poster) watershed lies within the Ouachita River Basin in Central Arkansas.  The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 08040203.  There is no upstream watershed.  The Lower Saline (08040204) is downstream.

State-Level Map - Upper Saline Watershed-Level Map - Upper Saline Watershed Land Use Map - Upper Saline
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Major Streams 2006 Land Use
(1,709 Square Miles)
  • Cedar Creek
  • Derrieuseaux Creek
  • Francois Creek
  • Hurricane Creek
  • Huskey Creek
  • Lost Creek
  • Saline River
  • Saline River, Alum Fork
  • Saline River, Middle Fork
  • Saline River, North Fork
  • Saline River, South Fork
  • Simpson Creek
  • Forest: 78.6%
  • Grassland: 9.8%
  • Transitional: 7.3%
  • Suburban: 2.9%
  • Water: 1.0%
  • Urban: 0.2%
  • Cropland: 0.0%

Data Source: CAST

Upper Saline 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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