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Posted 2/21/2018

Release no. 18-022

Laurie Driver

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -  The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River.  Recent heavy rains caused flows to rise.  During high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft. Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second. 

Flows at Trimble Lock and Dam at Fort Smith are about 86,000 cubic feet per second and climbing.  Flows at Dardanelle Lock and Dam at Russellville are 110,000 c.f.s. and climbing.  Flows at Murray Lock and Dam at Little Rock are about 78,000 c.f.s. and climbing.  Flows at Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam at Pine Bluff are about 77,000 c.f.s. and climbing.  Flows at Mills Dam at Arkansas Post are about 90,000 c.f.s. and climbing. 

More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer.  Daily river information can be obtained at or the Corps’ mobile App which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.