Water Resources of Arkansas
Welcome to the USGS Web page that provides access to water resources
information for Arkansas; this is your direct link to Arkansas water-resources data--quantity and quality of ground water, quantity and quality of surface water, and water use. You'll also find information about USGS publications and investigations conducted by the USGS and its cooperators.
Are you an angler, boater, water-resources manager, or other person who needs to know the amount of water
(volume=streamflow, height at a specific location=stage) currently flowing down one of Arkansas' streams? The USGS provides
realtime streamflow, stage, and
precipitation information for more than 150 locations across Arkansas. This information is updated to our web page hourly via satellite.
Users can view the information on graphs showing changes in streamflow or stage during a user-specified time period.
ground water data also are available.
The USGS in Arkansas collects a wide variety of water resource information at numerous locations all across Arkansas.
These types of data include surface water quality, quantity, groundwater quality and water levels as well as various types of water use information. We are committed to making all of these data available to the public in an easily obtainable format through the use of automated retrieval processes. From the weblink above, users can easily obtain water quality information, perform rating curve retrievals, access StreamStats and much more. Additionally, information regarding applicable USGS publications and investigations conducted by the USGS here in Arkansas are also available.
TWRI Chapter A10
Ozark NAWQA Study Unit
The Ozark Plateaus NAWQA is one of more the 50 study units that are part of the
U.S. Geological Survey's National Water-Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program. The
Ozark Plateaus study unit is approximately 48,000 square miles in size and inclu
des parts of northern Arkansas, southeastern Kansas, southern Missouri, and nort
USGS NFM - Chapter A10. Lakes and Reservoirs: Guidelines for Study Design and Sampling
W. Reed Green, Dale M. Robertson, and Franceska D. Wilde
Ozark Plateaus seepage run dataset, southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, 1982-2006
Knierim, K.J., Wagner, D.M., Roland, V., and Nottmeier, A.M
Lithology, Hydrologic Characteristics, and Water Quality of the Arkansas River Valley Alluvial Aquifer in the Vicinity of Van Buren, Arkansas
Timothy M. Kresse, Drew A. Westerman, and Rheannon M. Hart
Dry Season Mean Monthly Flow and Harmonic Mean Flow Regression Equations for Selected Ungaged Basins in Arkansas
Brian K. Breaker
DOI Article 10.1002/2014WR016382
Assessment of surface water chloride and conductivity trends in areas of unconventional oil and gas development--Why existing national data sets cannot tell us what we would like to know
Zachary H. Bowen, Gretchen P. Oelsner, Brian S. Cade, Tanya J. Gallegos, Aida M. Farag, David N. Mott, Christopher J. Potter, Peter J. Cinotto, Melanie L. Clark, William M. Kappel, Timothy M. Kresse, Cynthia P. Melcher, Suzanne S. Paschke, David D. Susong, Brian A. Varela