fbpx
Wikipedia

Saline River (Ouachita River tributary)

For other uses, see Saline River (disambiguation).
This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Find sources: "Saline River" Ouachita River tributarynews · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR
(August 2008) ()

The Saline River, also known as Saline Creek, is a 202-mile-long (325 km) tributary of the Ouachita River in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is the longest river that flows entirely within the state of Arkansas.

Saline River
Location of the Saline River within the Ouachita watershed
Location
CountryUnited States
StateArkansas
Physical characteristics
Source
• locationOuachita Mountains, Saline County, Arkansas
• elevation259 ft (79 m)
Mouth
• location
Ouachita River
Length202 mi (325 km)
Discharge
• locationFelsenthal National Wildlife Refuge
• average2,629 cu/ft. per sec.

The Saline River begins in the eastern foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in Saline and Garland counties. The river has four headwater tributaries, the South Fork, the Middle Fork, the Alum Fork, and the North Fork, which merge northwest of the city of Benton.

The upper section of the Saline is a clear, cold-water stream with a series of fast running shoals interspersed with quiet pools. The central section of the river has clear to murky water with long slower moving pools interrupted by short stretches of fast water. The lower section is sluggish with murky water. The L'Aigle Creek (Saline River of the Ouachita River) connects to the Saline River near where the Saline River connects to the Ouachita River. During parts of the year the lower stretches of the river can be somewhat clogged with brush or trees.

After the merge of the three forks the river flattens and travels through Grant, Cleveland, Bradley, and Ashley counties.

The river reaches its confluence with the Ouachita River in the marshy area north of Lake Jack Lee within the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge.

The Saline is relatively free of development. The river runs through dense forests which are home to bear, deer, mink, otters, beaver, muskrats, turkey, squirrel as well as alligators in southern sections of the river. The river provides excellent fishing, scenery, and wilderness floating.

Smallmouth, largemouth, rock bass, and spotted bass as well as warmouth, longear, green sunfish, bluegills, channel catfish, and crappie inhabit the river.

Picnicking and swimming facilities are available at Jenkins' Ferry Historical Monument south of Sheridan which commemorates the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry during the American Civil War.

Contents

Steamboats

In the days of the steamboats, the steamboats traveled upstream as far as Bridges Bluff in Cleveland County. Cotton, timber, and staves (to make wood barrels) were shipped downstream each winter and spring (while the river water was high) to New Orleans and Monroe, Louisiana. Fifty-four steamboats have been documented on the Saline River.

  • Carrie Poole, steamboat
  • Enos Taylor, steamboat
  • Handy, steamboat
  • The Morgan Nelson, steamboat

Steamboat traffic on the Saline river was considerably reduced with the arrival of the rail system in 1880. One of the last steamboats on the Saline River was the Gate City, which sank on October 14, 1913, near Warren.

Flood of 1927

Flood of 1927 in Arkansas.

Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 flooded the areas along the Saline and Ouachita Rivers.

  1. USGS data
  2. U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 3, 2011
  3. Arthur C. Benke, Colbert E. Cushing (2005). Rivers of North America. Academic Press. pp. 265. ISBN 0-12-088253-1.
  4. [1] The Extraordinary Saline River | Arkansas |The Nature Conservancy
  5. Arkansas Atlas & Gazeteer, DeLorme, 2nd ed., 2004, p.49 ISBN 0899333451
  6. GNIS Saline River source streams
  7. Arkansas Atlas & Gazeteer, DeLorme, 2nd ed., 2004, p.63 ISBN 0899333451
  8. [2] The Life of Augustus Levan Witherington | owner of the Carrie Poole steamboat
  9. [3] Witherington
  10. [4] Enos Taylor, as steamboat towing logs in the Saline and Wabash Rivers
  11. [5] Ghosts of the Saline River | Ron Moseley
  12. [6] CAPTAIN ROBERT JAMES WITHERSand the River Steamer 'THE MORGAN NELSON'
  13. [7] Gate City (Packet, 1900-1913) steamboat

Coordinates:34°23′01″N93°59′48″W /34.3837188°N 93.9965864°W /34.3837188; -93.9965864

Saline River (Ouachita River tributary)
Saline River Ouachita River tributary Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from Saline River Ouachita River For other uses see Saline River disambiguation This article needs additional citations for verification Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed Find sources Saline River Ouachita River tributary news newspapers books scholar JSTOR August 2008 Learn how and when to remove this template message The Saline River also known as Saline Creek is a 202 mile long 325 km 2 tributary of the Ouachita River in the south central portion of the U S state of Arkansas 3 It is the longest river that flows entirely within the state of Arkansas Saline RiverLocation of the Saline River within the Ouachita watershedLocationCountryUnited StatesStateArkansasPhysical characteristicsSource locationOuachita Mountains Saline County Arkansas elevation259 ft 79 m Mouth locationOuachita RiverLength202 mi 325 km Discharge locationFelsenthal National Wildlife Refuge average2 629 cu ft per sec 1 The Saline River begins in the eastern foothills of the Ouachita Mountains in Saline and Garland counties 4 The river has four headwater tributaries the South Fork the Middle Fork the Alum Fork and the North Fork which merge northwest of the city of Benton 5 6 The upper section of the Saline is a clear cold water stream with a series of fast running shoals interspersed with quiet pools The central section of the river has clear to murky water with long slower moving pools interrupted by short stretches of fast water The lower section is sluggish with murky water The L Aigle Creek Saline River of the Ouachita River connects to the Saline River near where the Saline River connects to the Ouachita River During parts of the year the lower stretches of the river can be somewhat clogged with brush or trees After the merge of the three forks the river flattens and travels through Grant Cleveland Bradley and Ashley counties The river reaches its confluence with the Ouachita River in the marshy area north of Lake Jack Lee within the Felsenthal National Wildlife Refuge 7 The Saline is relatively free of development The river runs through dense forests which are home to bear deer mink otters beaver muskrats turkey squirrel as well as alligators in southern sections of the river The river provides excellent fishing scenery and wilderness floating Smallmouth largemouth rock bass and spotted bass as well as warmouth longear green sunfish bluegills channel catfish and crappie inhabit the river Picnicking and swimming facilities are available at Jenkins Ferry Historical Monument south of Sheridan which commemorates the Battle of Jenkins Ferry during the American Civil War Contents 1 History 1 1 Steamboats 1 2 Flood of 1927 2 See also 3 ReferencesHistory EditSteamboats Edit In the days of the steamboats the steamboats traveled upstream as far as Bridges Bluff in Cleveland County Cotton timber and staves to make wood barrels were shipped downstream each winter and spring while the river water was high to New Orleans and Monroe Louisiana Fifty four steamboats have been documented on the Saline River Carrie Poole steamboat 8 9 Enos Taylor steamboat 10 Handy steamboat 11 The Morgan Nelson steamboat 12 Steamboat traffic on the Saline river was considerably reduced with the arrival of the rail system in 1880 One of the last steamboats on the Saline River was the Gate City 13 which sank on October 14 1913 near Warren Flood of 1927 Edit Flood of 1927 in Arkansas Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 flooded the areas along the Saline and Ouachita Rivers See also EditList of rivers of ArkansasReferences Edit USGS data U S Geological Survey National Hydrography Dataset high resolution flowline data The National Map accessed June 3 2011 Arthur C Benke Colbert E Cushing 2005 Rivers of North America Academic Press pp 265 ISBN 0 12 088253 1 1 The Extraordinary Saline River Arkansas The Nature Conservancy Arkansas Atlas amp Gazeteer DeLorme 2nd ed 2004 p 49 ISBN 0899333451 GNIS Saline River source streams Arkansas Atlas amp Gazeteer DeLorme 2nd ed 2004 p 63 ISBN 0899333451 2 The Life of Augustus Levan Witherington owner of the Carrie Poole steamboat 3 Witherington 4 Enos Taylor as steamboat towing logs in the Saline and Wabash Rivers 5 Ghosts of the Saline River Ron Moseley 6 CAPTAIN ROBERT JAMES WITHERSand the River Steamer THE MORGAN NELSON 7 Gate City Packet 1900 1913 steamboat Coordinates 34 23 01 N 93 59 48 W 34 3837188 N 93 9965864 W 34 3837188 93 9965864 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Saline River Ouachita River tributary amp oldid 1053445165, wikipedia, wiki, book,

books

, library,

article

, read, download, free, free download, mp3, video, mp4, 3gp, jpg, jpeg, gif, png, picture, music, song, movie, book, game, games.