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.
The McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System (MKARNS) has amazing recreation opportunities along its entire length. The Little Rock District is among the most visited Corps districts in the nation. The district operates 146 public parks and access areas in Arkansas and southern Missouri. Our 25 multi-purpose lakes and navigation pools, combined with our project lands, provide nearly 500,000 acres of public land and water that offer a full range of outdoor recreation opportunities.
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.

News

International ShakeOut Day
10/20/2022
Did you know today is International Shake-Out Day? Millions of people across the globe will participate in earthquake preparedness drills. Would you know what to do if a quake struck right now?...
Cumbo wins Rising Star award at WOC
10/7/2022
Erin Cumbo, project manager with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, was honored as a Technology Rising Star recipient at the 2022 Women of Color Science Technology Engineering and...
USACE Archaeological Program
9/22/2022
When you think “archaeology” do you think “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers?” Probably not. Archaeology brings up images of Indiana Jones, dusty tombs and getting chased out of caverns by giant rolling...
USACE, AGFC and other agencies host Labor Day safety media event
9/13/2022
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and other local agency partners met at Murray Lock and Dam today for a water and recreation holiday safety media event...

Public Notices

MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 22-67 Lock 1 Closure Update
12/1/2022
MKARNS - The current work schedule for the Lock 1 stoplog slots project has been revised as shown below...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 22-66 USCG Advisory: I-30 Bridge Channel Closure
12/1/2022
MKARNS - The U.S. Coast Guard has advised that the navigation channel span under the I-30 Bridge(NM 118.5) will be closed from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 12...
USACE announces seasonal closure of the Dewey Short Visitor Center at Table Rock Lake
11/30/2022
The Dewey Short Visitor Center will close for the season Dec.1 and will reopen March 1, 2023. The surrounding grounds, picnic facility and the 2.2- mile Lakeshore Trail to State Park Marina will...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 22-65 Montgomery Point Nav Pass Closed
11/28/2022
MKARNS - Due to falling river elevations, the crest gate dam at Montgomery Point Lock and Dam (NM 0.5) is in operation and the navigation pass is closed...