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Posted 12/27/2015

Release no. 15-119


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Laurie Driver
5021-324-5551

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -  The Army Corps of Engineers warns the public of high flows on the Arkansas River. Recent heavy rains caused flows to rise.  Flows are anticipated to reach and possibly exceed flows for the May-June flood event.

A small craft advisory was issued Nov. 28.  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 near Fort Smith are anticipated to reach about 360,000 c.f.s. Monday. Flows at Murray Lock and Dam at Little Rock are expected to reach 350,000 c.f.s. by Wednesday.

More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer. Flows are anticipated to reach and possibly exceed flows for the May-June flood event.

Daily river 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.

Little Rock District news and recreation information can be found at www.about.me/usacelittlerock.