About the Watershed

 

LAKE CONWAY - POINT REMOVE WATERSHED

Home to approximately 115,000 Arkansans (2000 Census), the Lake Conway-Point Remove (see poster) watershed lies within the Arkansas River Basin in Central Arkansas. The hydrologic unit code for this watershed is 11110203.


 

Seven counties within Watershed:

Conway, Perry, Pope, Van Buren, Faulkner, Pulaski, and Yell.

Land Use within Watershed (2006) :

Forest: 51.2%
Grassland: 25.2%
Transitional: 9.4%
Cropland: 5.8%
Suburban: 4.2%
Water: 3.7%
Urban: 0.3%
 LCPR Watershed is approximately 1,140 square miles.

LCPR Watershed is approximately 1,140 square miles.

Annual Precipitation:

Direcetly on Lake Conway Surface: ~7,100 million gallons Conway Area (measurements taken at Conway airport): 49.08 inches/year.

Past and current ongoing research projects in the watershed.

 Lake Conway, Arkansas |  Photography Credit

Lake Conway, Arkansas | Photography Credit

At 6,700-acres, Lake Conway is the largest man-made game and fish commission lake in the United States. Construction of the lake began in 1948, with its waters coming from the runoff of Stone Dam Creek, Gold Creek, Palarm Creek, Little Cypress Creek and Panther Creek. Its average depth is six feet, with a maximum depth of 18 feet. The lake is approximtately eight miles long with 52 miles of shoreline.