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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.
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.
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 MST Executes Medical Sustainment, Restoration and Modernization projects primarily in Operational Health Care Facilities. The Little Rock District has executed over $2.6B in MSRM projects since 2009 ranging from $100K to $100M. Current ongoing workload is around 50 projects valued at $750M.
Construction is underway for the VA Law Enforcement Training Center Dinning Facility on Fort Roots in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The overall project is for the Design-Build construction of the Law Enforcement Training Center (LETC) student dining facility at the Eugene J. Towbin VA Healthcare Center. The facility/project will include common administrative space, support space, dining space, applicable site-work, utilities, and parking.
Construction is underway on the Little Rock Air Force Base Visiting Quarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. The project consists of a new 4-story Visiting Quarters building which includes 250 guest rooms with 136,322 SF inclusive of back-of-the-house areas, guest laundries, housekeeping, lobby, coffee shop, business center, conference rooms, exercise room, restrooms, and other exterior improvements within the limits of construction. Expected completion date is February 18, 2022.


Little Rock District Commander, Col. Eric Noe presents safety award to the Ross Group
Little Rock District Commander, Col. Eric Noe in partnership with the USACE Louisville District presents an Excellence in Safety Award to the Ross Group...
USACE employee’s great uncle accounted for from World War II
After 80 years, long time U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee Tim Peter’s great uncle, Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Gooch, finally returned home to be laid to rest...
Riverview Park: past, present, and future
Raging Arkansas River flows wiped out Riverview Park in Dardanelle, Arkansas and compromised the rock covered bank that protects the electrical switchyard at the Dardanelle Hydropower Plant during the...
A look back at the career of Louis O.D. Kealer
Louis O.D. Kealer’s career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was impressive. He had contact with literally thousands of persons in the Yell, Logan, and Perry county areas, as well as over the...

Public Notices

MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 22-03 Lock 8 Tow Haulage Returned to Service
MKARNS - Tow haulage equipment at Toad Suck Ferry Lock (No. 8) NM 155.9 has been returned to service...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 22-02 Lock 1 Sailing Instruction Lifted
MKARNS - The sailing instruction for NM 9.9 to NM 10.1, noted in Nav Notices SWL 21-55 and 21-53 has been lifted...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 22-01 Lock 7 Closure
MKARNS - Murray Lock (No. 7) NM 125.4 will be closed to navigation traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m, Feb 9...
Donate your Christmas Tree to create new fish habitats
Complete your gift-giving by donating your discarded Christmas tree for fish cover at several Little Rock District lakes...