List of rivers of Arkansas

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List of rivers in Arkansas (U.S. state).

For a list of dams and reservoirs in Arkansas, see List of Arkansas dams and reservoirs Rivers are listed by drainage basin, by size, and alphabetically.

By drainage basin[edit]

This list is arranged by drainage basin, with respective tributaries indented under each larger stream's name.

Mississippi River[edit]

Red River[edit]

Red River Drainage Basin
Ouachita Drainage Basin

Arkansas River[edit]

Arkansas River

White River[edit]

White River Drainage Basin

St. Francis River[edit]

By size[edit]

Rivers are measured by their mean annual flow of water in cubic feet per second (cfs). One cubic foot equals .0283 cubic meters.

River cubic feet per second flow Location of monitoring station Notes
Mississippi River 671,500 near Vicksburg, Mississippi
Arkansas River 47,970 Murray Dam, near Little Rock, Arkansas
White River 26,760 near De Valls Bluff
Red River 19,230 near Spring Bank, Arkansas
Ouachita River 11,012 near Louisiana border
St. Francis 10,000 below junction with L'Anguille River estimated from limited data from US Army Corps of Engineers. See notes, below
Black River 9,893 near Elgin Ferry, Arkansas
Little River 4,621 near Millwood Lake no measurement gauge nearby; probably 1,000 - 2,000 cfs higher flow
Current River 2,802 near Doniphan, Missouri
Saline River 2,629 near Rye, Arkansas
Little Red River 1,777 near Dewey, Arkansas
Spring River 1,432 near Imboden, Arkansas
Buffalo River 1,379 near Harriet, Arkansas
Cache River 1,369 near Cotton Plant, Arkansas
Bayou Bartholomew 1,221 near Portland, Arkansas
Eleven Point River 1,157 near Ravenden Springs, Arkansas
L'Anguille River 1,085 near Palestine, Arkansas
Petit Jean River 828 near Danville, Arkansas
Crooked Creek 669 near Yellville, Arkansas
Illinois River 622 near Siloam Springs, Arkansas larger downstream in Oklahoma
Kings River 582 near Berryville, Arkansas
Mulberry River 557 near Mulberry, Arkansas
Lee Creek 531 near Van Buren, Arkansas
Big Piney Creek 481 near Dover, Arkansas
Smackover Creek 415 near Smackover, Arkansas
Saline River 385 near Lockesburg, Arkansas
Illinois Bayou 379 near Scottsville, Arkansas
Mammoth Spring 351 near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas
War Eagle Creek 295 near Hindsville, Arkansas
Antoine Creek 278 near Antoine, Arkansas
Cadron Creek 271 near Guy, Arkansas
Caddo River 266 near Caddo Gap, Arkansas upper course, larger downstream
West Fork Point Remove Creek 257 near Hattieville, Arkansas
Moro Creek 256 near Fordyce, Arkansas
Bayou Macon 240 near Eudora, Arkansas
South Fork of Little Red River 238 near Clinton, Arkansas
Cossatot River 187 near Vandervoort, Arkansas upper course, larger downstream
Richland Creek 179 near Goshen, Arkansas
West Fork White River 166 near Fayetteville, Arkansas
Little Missouri River 148 near Langley, Arkansas
James Fork 147 near Hackett Arkansas
Osage Creek 134 near Elm Springs, Arkansas
Richland Creek 118 near Witts Springs, Arkansas
Bear Creek 108 near Silver Hill, Arkansas
Rolling Fork River  ? no measurement gauge, but hundreds of cfs
Strawberry River  ? no measurement gauge, but hundreds of cfs

Notes and sources: There are two Richland Creeks and two Saline Rivers in Arkansas. Flow of rivers differs substantially between years and seasons. Source for all rivers except St. Francis is the "USGS Water-Data Report -- 2012" at; The flow of the St. Francis River flow is estimated from US Army Corps of Engineers data at



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