Oregon County
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County Map
Size 506,881.87 Acres
County Seat Alton
2000 Population
Change 1990-2000
10,344
874
Oregon County - County Fact Sheets which list  agriculture, business and economics, demographics, education, health, youth and family, historical census data, and county map information
Agricultural and Natural Resources Contacts

1Land Cover Type

Acres

%coverage of County

Deciduous Upland Mixed Oak Forest 227398.75 44.9
Non-Native, Cool-Season Grasslands 160137.71 31.62
Mixed Evergreen-Deciduous Shortleaf Pine-Oak Forest 32597.94 6.44
Mixed Evergreen-Deciduous Red Cedar Hardwood Forest 29549.13 5.95
1Land cover type - includes top four types of estimated land coverage.

Water Bodies
Lakes Rivers/Creeks Rivers/Creeks
Howell Lake Anthony Branch
Eleven Point Creek
English Creek
Frederick Creek
Greenbriar Creek
Greer Spring Branch
Hurricane Creek
Kelley Creek
Middle Branch
Piney Creek
Spring Creek
Warm Branch
White Oak Creek

Missouri Fishing Waters
Stream Miles 141 Miles
Stream Acres 735 Acres
Lake Acres 1,358 Acres

Watershed Health
Safe Drinking Water Compliance Values
County includes portions of
three (3) **watersheds  
(at the 8 digit
level of the USGS Hydrologic Units)
11010008 Current
11010010 Spring
11010011 Eleven Point
Primary Drinking Source List of  Drinking Water Systems
Impaired waters [303(d) Waters requiring development of TMDLs to restore water quality Piney Creek; Pollutant - Chlorine; Source - Alton WWTP; Priority - Low
Watershed Restoration Projects Not listed yet
Citizen Groups working in these
watersheds
Current
Spring
Eleven Point
Missouri Department of Conservation MDC Private Land Assistance
Conservation Assistance Contractors
Soils: Missouri Cooperative Soil Survey Manuscript and SSURGO Data Access Page


Missouri Department
of Natural Resources

Missouri Watershed Information Network (MoWIN)
Send comments to: mowin1@missouri.edu
205 Agricultural Engineering
Columbia, MO 65211
Phone: (573) 882-0085
Toll Free: (MO only): 1-877-H20-shed (426-7433)
Fax: (573) 884-5650

Page last updated August 26, 2008