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Dam and Lake Information

Location: Greers Ferry Dam is located on the Little Red River at river mile 79.0, three miles northeast of Heber Springs, Arkansas. There are 1,146 square miles of drainage area above the dam.

Purpose: The lake is one of five multiple-purpose projects constructed in the White River Basin for the control of floods and generation of hydroelectric power. The project also offers excellent recreational opportunities.

Construction: Construction of the dam began in March 1959 and was completed in December 1962.  Powerhouse construction ended in July 1964 with the entire project costing $46 million.