Water Quality Monitoring

Water quality monitoring is an important part in protecting and enhancing the water quality in the Beaver Lake watershed. Explore this map to learn more about the many water quality monitoring sites within watershed. This map includes data on USGS stations and US EPA 303d list segments.

Recreation & Points of Interest

The Ozarks have a plethora of places to get out and connect with nature through hiking, fishing, boating, and more. Explore this map to learn more about these recreation areas and points of interest in the Beaver Lake watershed.

Water Distribution

Beaver Lake provides drinking water to 1 in 6 Arkansans. Protecting the source of this drinking water is imperative as Northwest Arkansas grows rapidly to meet the demand of more people and businesses in the area. Explore this map to learn more about where the water from Beaver Lake is distributed.

Land Use

Land use plays an important part in the water quality of the Beaver Lake watershed. The Alliance works hard to address specific concerns with each land use type through work with landowners and partner organizations. This map includes data on developed land, forested land, pastures, wetlands, and public glades. Maintaining a balance between developed land and the other land use types will be important as Northwest Arkansas grows.

Floodways, Floodplains, Wetlands, and Hydric Soils

Floodways, floodplains, wetlands, and hydric soils are important for addressing storm events. These areas can allow for absorption and peak stormwater flow reduction, reducing the negative impacts from flooding. It is important to develop carefully in these areas to reduce the flooding and the risk of damages to homes, businesses, and transportation infrastructure.

Unpaved Roads

Because sediment is the number one pollutant to Beaver Lake, unpaved roads are an important thing to address in the rural areas of the Beaver Lake watershed. Best management practices on unpaved roads can protect water quality through reducing the amount of sediment entering waterways, protect fish and wildlife habitats, and improve quality of life for the many residents that rely on these roads. Explore this map to learn about the unpaved roads in the Beaver Lake watershed.