The Corps of Engineers, Russellville Project Office reopened Shoal Bay swim beach on Lake Dardanelle. The beach was temporarily closed last month because of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health. Officials have retested the swim beach and determined that it is safe for public use.
MKARNS - Due to shallow pool conditions, mariners are advised that until further notice, both upbound and downbound tows should stay 25 feet away from the red buoys while between NM 64.0 and NM 64.4.
Little Rock - To ensure the safety of life and property during the Pops on the River fireworks display in Little Rock, AR, a safety zone will be established by the Coast Guard for the Arkansas River from mile marker 118.8 to mile marker 119.5. The safety zone will be in effect from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 4, 2014.