The Beaver Lake basin is located in Northwest Arkansas, and includes portions of Washington, Madison, Benton, Carroll and Franklin counties. The White River is the :major tributary to Beaver lake, with minor tributaries including the Middle and West Forks of the Whi 1:e River, Richland Creek and War Eagle Creek. The basin encompassing 1,186 square miles of drainage area provides a usable storage capacity of 1.22 :million acre-feet, 300,000 of which are designated as flood control, the remainder is utilized for power generation and water supply. Beaver Lake is the water source for both the Beaver and Carroll County Water Districts. Ten recreational facilities hav'e been developed around the lake by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE).
Carter, Kenneth W.; Losak, George; Steele, Kenneth; Cahoon, Joel; Edwards, Dwayne; Daniel, Tommy C.; Meyer, Richard; and Mitchell, Dee. 1990. Beaver Lake Water Quality Monitoring Plan. Arkansas Water Resource Center, Fayetteville, AR. MSC002. 19