Best Management Practices

Each category contains advice on how to minimize damage to aquatic ecosystems.

 How is the land being used in your area?*  Examine the maps below, or use the interactive map to see 2006 land use with other selectable features.  *Note: The maps below were compiled and created using different methodologies as resources and technologies evolved.  Direct comparison between maps is difficult at best.  The maps below were created by the Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies (

1999 Land Use (CAST) 2004 Land Use (CAST 2006 Land Use (CAST
1999 Land Use Map  2004 Land Use Map 2006 Land Use Map
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  • 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

Interactive Map

Interactive Watershed Viewer
Explore your county or watershed with this flash-based interactive map.  View over 25 geographic and water-related layers. Open Interactive Watershed Viewer.