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Posted 4/1/2015

Release no. 15-025


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Mark Case
870-425-2700

MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – Because of heavy spring rains and rising lake levels, the Army Corps of Engineers is advising visitors to use caution at flooded swim beaches, boat launch ramps and some access roads around Bull Shoals Lake.

Since many boat launch ramps and swimming areas around Bull Shoals Lake are currently unusable, day use fees will not be collected until lake levels recede to elevation 662.5.  Conservation level for Bull Shoals Lake is 659 feet until May 1.

Flooded roads have been closed, please use an alternative access point until the lake level recedes and the Corps reopens the area.

Corps officials encourage lake visitors to use extreme caution if boating on Bull Shoals because of the amount of debris.  Go slowly, and watch for debris floating just under the water's surface.  Hook up your kill switch and wear a life jacket.  Heed signs and traffic cones around launch ramps.

Lake elevation forecasts can be found at our Little Rock District water management website: http://www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil/pages/reports/remote/lakfcst.htm.

For more information, contact the Mountain Home Project Office at 870-425-2700.