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Posted 5/16/2017

Release no. 17-089


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Laurie Driver
501-324-5551

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will increase spillway releases today from Bull Shoals Dam.

At 9 a.m., three additional spillway gates will open 1 foot each.  The eight gates will be releasing about 8,600 cubic feet per second.  The total release through the spillway and through the hydropower turbines will increase from 17,800 c.f.s. to about 21,000 c.f.s.

At noon, two additional gates will be opened 1 foot each for a total spillway release through the 10 gates of 10,800 c.f.s. The total release through the spillway and the hydropower turbines will increase from 21,000 c.f.s. to about 23,200 c.f.s.

The five hydropower turbines will remain at full capacity.  Three units are offline for maintenance. The total release through eight hydropower turbines, when the lake is at conservation pool, is between 24,000 c.f.s. and 25,000 c.f.s.

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.