Lost Creek is representative of deltonic streams of the St. Francis Basin possessing characteristics of being turbid. It has a low flow velocity except during the annual spring rains. Lost Creek meanders approximately 18 km. before receiving effluents and empties into Big Creek approximately 4 km. west of Jonesboro, Arkansas. Five collecting stations were studied in 1966 while six stations were sampled in 1970. Some fishes have been found to tolerate moderate amounts of domestic effluents and it is probable that the two species Lepomis cyanellus and Ictalurus melas, collected within the effluents, were more resistant than the other species of fish collected from Lost Creek.
Beadles, John K.
"Effect of Domestic Effluent on Two Spring Surveys of Fishes in Lost Creek, Craighead County, Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 24
, Article 27.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol24/iss1/27