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

A look back at the career of Louis O.D. Kealer
9/8/2021
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...
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...

Public Notices

USACE conducts boundary line maintenance on Greers Ferry Lake
10/22/2021
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Greers Ferry Project Office is advising landowners adjacent to public lands around Greers Ferry Lake that contract maintenance crews will be...
USACE seeks public input on revised Millwood Lake Master Plan and Shoreline Management Plan
10/21/2021
ASHDOWN, Ark. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Millwood Lake Project Office is seeking public input on the draft Millwood Lake Master Plan, Shoreline Management Plan and associated Environmental...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 21-47 Lock 6 Sailing Instruction
10/15/2021
MKARNS - Mariners are advised that upbound and downbound tows need to favor the short wall in the downstream approach to David D. Terry Lock (No. 6) NM 108.1...
Temporary lane closures of Highway 178 across Bull Shoals Dam and Highway 177 across Norfork Dam
10/15/2021
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – One lane of the Highway 178 bridge across Bull Shoals Dam will close from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Oct. 20 and one lane of the Highway 177 bridge across Norfork Dam will close from 9...