Watershed Resources

Everyone lives in a watershed. A watershed is an area of land that drains into a central water system, such as a lake, river, or even the ocean. Water that the ground doesn't absorb washes into the nearest body of water, taking with it whatever it passes over, including soil, leaked motor fluids, fertilizers, and pesticides.

Why Watersheds Matter

Watersheds provide our drinking water, habitat for wildlife, soil in which to grow our food, and the streams, rivers, and lakes we use for fishing, boating, and swimming. We all share a common interest in having a healthy watershed.

Find YOUR Watershed

Find out which watershed you live in by using one of the following search tools:

Arkansas Watersheds

— Enter your address (or city) to find your watershed

How's MY Waterway?

See if your location waterway was checked for pollution, what was found, and what is being done.

The everyday actions of the people who live in a watershed affect the overall health of the watershed. Find out how you can help.

Organized Arkansas Watershed Community Efforts

The success of watershed community efforts is often dependent on cooperative partnerships built on understanding, trust, and respect. Because they reflect the needs of the community, on-the-ground projects encompass a wide variety of natural resource issues but often include a strong education and outreach component. Projects include water quality monitoring, strategies for living with wildlife, noxious weed management, habitat restoration, stormwater, rain gardens, and more.