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Navigation, commerce, recreation, and hydropower, the Dardanelle Lock and Dam outside of Russellville, Arkansas has it all. Seen here from the overlook at Old Post Park, a barge navigates the lock as it works its way downriver.
Workers completing the initial repairs to the McLean Bottom Levee near Paris, Arkansas. Damaged during the 2019 high-water event, the Little Rock District worked closely with the Arkansas Levee Task Force as well as state and local leaders to begin repairing the damage. With this work done, the levee now has a 25-year level of protection.
Headed down the Arkansas, a barge locks through at the Ozark-Jetta Taylor Lock and Dam. Located at mile 308 of the river, the Ozark lock and dam is just one unit of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) that originates at the Port of Catoosa in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Running southeast through Oklahoma and Arkansas to the Mississippi River, the MKARNS ensures a 9-foot navigable channel for commercial barge traffic. The MKARNS is a "high-use" waterway system that routinely sees more than 10 million tons of traffic a year.
Thousands visit the Big Dam Bridge in Little Rock, every single day. The Little Rock District is one of the most visited USACE districts in the nation and recreation is one of the key reasons why.
The Little Rock District monitors and directs the release of water from 25 water resource projects. Our efforts support flood control, hydropower, navigation, fish & wildlife, municipal & industrial water supply, and recreation.

News

Little Rock District Engineers recognized at 2021 BEYA awards
2/25/2021
Little Rock District civil engineers, Elmo Webb and Roderick Gaines both received awards in the Outstanding Achievement in New Technology category at the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA)...
US Army Corps of Engineers - Building Strong Career Fair
2/19/2021
WE'RE HIRING! Join us for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division Virtual Job Fair! When: March 2, 2021. You can chat with an USACE hiring official in real-time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Native American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight - Aaron Boswell
11/25/2020
In honor of Native American Indian Heritage Month, we are highlighting some of our employees in the Little Rock District. First up is Aaron Boswell, from our Pine Bluff Site Office...
Work nears completion on Conway and Pope County Levee
10/15/2020
In 2019, floods damaged levees across the Arkansas River Valley. As part of a joint effort with levee districts throughout the state, the Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers...

Public Notices

One lane of Highway 32 across Millwood Dam to temporarily close
3/3/2021
One lane of the Highway 32 across Millwood Dam will be closed from 7 a.m. until noon on March 10 for a routine dam inspection...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 21-05 Lock 3 Scheduled Delays & Closure
3/2/2021
MKARNS - As previously indicated in Navigation Notice SWL 20-60, Joe Hardin Lock (No. 3) will experience intermittent delays or will be closed to navigation traffic on the following dates for the...
USACE to temporarily close Okay Landing
3/1/2021
ASHDOWN, AR - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office is temporarily closing access to Okay Landing Recreation Area...
Shannon named Operations Project Manager at Table Rock Lake
2/17/2021
Dennis Shannon was recently named the operations program manager at Table Rock Lake for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District...