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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

Fish selected as 2021 SWL Engineer of the Year
6/2/2021
Ray Fish was recently selected as the 2021 SWL Engineer of the Year for the Little Rock District. Fish is a registered professional electrical engineer in the state of Arkansas, a member of the...
Beaver Lake Land Acquisition Study Open Comment Period Begins
5/11/2021
The public comment period for the Beaver Lake Land Acquisition Study starts May 11th and lasts through June 10th...
Cherokee Park Reopens April 15
4/15/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District announces that beginning April 15, Cherokee Park near Morrilton, Arkansas will be available for reservations...
Little Rock District conducts flood fighting technique training
4/2/2021
The Little Rock District recently conducted flood fighting technique training at the Greers Ferry Lake Project Office...

Public Notices

USACE closes Dewey Short Visitor Center due to COVID-19 concerns
7/30/2021
BRANSON, Mo. –The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is closing the Dewey Short Visitor Center on July 31...
USACE lifts small craft advisory for Arkansas River
7/27/2021
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lifting the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Small craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. While...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 21-27 Lock 6 Scheduled Delays and Closure
7/22/2021
MKARNS - As previously noted in Navigation Notice 20-60, David D. Terry Lock (No. 6) NM 108.1, will experience intermittent delays or will be closed to navigation traffic on the following dates for...
USACE reschedules temporary lane closure of Highway 25 across Greers Ferry Dam
7/22/2021
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – One lane of the Highway 25 bridge across Greers Ferry Dam will close from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. July 27 to conduct a routine bridge inspection...