Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center -- Arkansas

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.

Real-Time Data in Arkansas

Are you an angler, boater, water-resources manager, or other person who needs to know the amount of water
Streamflow Graph
(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. Real-time water quality and ground water data also are available.

Arkansas Water Resources Information 2016 Flood

Surface Water Image 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.

Featured Science


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 heastern Oklahoma.

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New DOI 70178840 HTML Version
A rare Uroglena bloom in Beaver Lake, Arkansas, spring 2015 Lake and Reservoir Management
William R. Green and Brad Hufhines

SIR 2016-5130 HTML Version Acrobat Version Data Release
Altitudes and thicknesses of hydrogeologic units of the Ozark Plateaus aquifer system in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma
Drew A. Westerman, Jonathan A. Gillip, Joseph M. Richards, Phillip D. Hays, and Brian R. Clark

DOI 10.1086/687605 HTML Version
Macroinvertebrate and diatom metrics as indicators of water-quality conditions in connected depression wetlands in the Mississippi Alluvial Plain
Billy Justus, David Burge, Jennifer Cobb, Travis Marsico, and Jennifer Bouldin

Data release HTML Version
Ozark Plateaus seepage run dataset, southern Missouri and northern Arkansas, 1982-2006
Knierim, K.J., Wagner, D.M., Roland, V., and Nottmeier, A.M

SIR 2015-5044 HTML Version Acrobat Version
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

SIR 2015-5031 HTML Version Acrobat Version
Dry Season Mean Monthly Flow and Harmonic Mean Flow Regression Equations for Selected Ungaged Basins in Arkansas
Brian K. Breaker

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