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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

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...
Christening the S/V Peevy
3/26/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District and its partners along the McClellan‐Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System christened a new survey vessel at a ceremony held at the Russellville...
MKARNS 50th Anniversary
3/26/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and its partners along the McClellan‐Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System hosted a media day event March 9, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of...

Public Notices

USACE lifts small craft advisory for Arkansas River
4/16/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lifts the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Small-craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. While flows have receded, USACE...
Cherokee Park reopening April 15
4/14/2021
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...
Greers Ferry automates and updates fee collections
4/14/2021
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Greers Ferry Project Office is automating and updating fee collections at several parks around the lake...
One lane of Highway 165/265 across Table Rock Dam to temporarily close
4/12/2021
One lane of Highway 165/265 across Table Rock Dam will be closed from April 19 until October 8 for pavement repair work...