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Posted 5/5/2017

Release no. 17-082


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Laurie Driver
501-324-5551

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Little Rock District of the Army Corps of Engineers will decrease releases from Norfork Dam to 24,000 cubic feet per second beginning at six p.m. today.

The release will be a combination of the 12 spillway gates opened to one and one-half feet releasing 18,500 cubic feet per second in addition to about 5,500 c.f.s. being released through two turbine generators.

At 6 a.m. May 6, the release from Norfork Lake will again be lowered to 19,000 c.f.s. The release will be a combination of the 12 spillway gates opened to one foot releasing 13,300 c.f.s. in addition to about 5,700 c.f.s. being released through two turbine generators.

 Gauges used by our hydraulic engineers to monitor inflow into Norfork Lake were washed away during the April 28-29 rain event which makes monitoring inflow into the lake more difficult.

Although the National Weather Service is predicting dry conditions through May 10, future rainfall may cause the Corps to increase releases from Norfork Lake.

If you have questions, call the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700.  Daily lake information can be obtained at www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil or the Corps’ mobile App which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.