Lake Fayetteville

Watershed Partnership

The Watershed


The Lake Fayetteville Watershed is approximately 9.2 square miles of land and water, located in east Fayetteville and Springdale, Arkansas.


The lake and it's watershed is vulnerable to a variety of non-point source pollutants such as runoff from urban and agricultural land use.


Lake Fayetteville is listed as the back-up water supply in case Beaver Lake becomes unusable. However, Lake Fayetteville, with it's current level of water quality, could not support drinking water as a designated use.


This watershed is a sub-watershed of the Illinois River Watershed, meaning everything here flows downstream and into the Illinois River.