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As the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to fulfill a broad range of missions throughout the world every day, it is vital that you do your part to protect yourself and your teammates.
On June 19th, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District Commander, Col. Eric Noe, visited the team at the Ozark Jetta-Taylor Lock and Dam to review the ongoing work to uplift the dam's unique horizontal shaft turbines.
On May 26th, the Little Rock District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducted surcharge operations on several of the dams along the White River. At Bull Shoals, lake levels were at a historic high which prompted a rare opening of all of the dam's spillway gates.
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.
When Tropical Depression Cristobal moved across Arkansas and Missouri, the Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers went on high alert. The flood control reservoirs along the White were all extremely full from a spring that had seen an almost 150% increase in rainfall to the basin. In the end, the water control plan that manages the basin balanced the capture of rainfall and release of stored floodwaters efficiently and effectively, preventing damage to homes, businesses, and agriculture downstream.
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.
On a clear day you can see double at Arthur V. Ormond Lock and Dam near Morrilton. Located at mile 177 on the Arkansas River, the dam impounds a 30-mile section of water now known as Winthrop Rockefeller Lake. The lake is named after Arkansas' 37th governor who owned a cattle ranch in Conway County not far from where the dam is located today.
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.
Table Rock Dam, located on the White River in Southwestern Missouri, is more than 6000 feet long and rises 252 feet above the riverbed. At conservation pool levels, the lake covers an area of 43,100 acres across 745 miles of shoreline.
Mountain bikers detour off the Arkansas Highlands Bikepacking Route to visit Blue Mountain Lake and Dam outside of Havana, Arkansas.
Nimrod Dam's sluice gates releasing flood storage from recent rains into the Fourche La Fave River. Cradled between the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains, the Nimrod Dam is the oldest Corps of Engineers dam in the state of Arkansas.

News

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight - Willis Bullard
9/15/2020
In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting some of our employees in the Little Rock District. First up is Willis Bullard from our Regulatory Division...
National Hydropower Day
8/24/2020
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the largest owner-operator of hydroelectric power plants in the United States. With 75 active hydro power plants and more than 300 power units in operation, USACE...
Corps of Engineers Firework Locations
7/2/2020
Visitors and campground guests of several Little Rock district lakes and parks can enjoy fireworks displays this weekend. Unfortunately, there will be significantly less parking available due to...
To "Essential Personnel" everywhere - thank you.
4/20/2020
Col. Noe, commander of the Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares a thank you message with all the nation’s essential personnel...

Public Notices

MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 20-57 Sailing Instruction Lifted NM 249.1
9/16/2020
MKARNS - The sailing instruction for NM 249.1, as noted in Navigation Notice SWL 20-48 has been lifted...
Corps reminds lakeside residents, lake users of regulations at Greers Ferry Lake
9/15/2020
HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials ask property owners living near Greers Ferry Lake to avoid unauthorized work on public property. They also want lake users and landowners...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 20-56 Increased Differentials on the WREC
9/15/2020
MKARNS - This is to advise mariners transiting the White River Entrance Channel (WREC) of increased head differentials between Norrell Lock and Dam and Montgomery Point Lock and Dam...
MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 20-55 Sailing Instruction Lifted NM 125.8-NM 126.8
9/15/2020
MKARNS - The sailing instruction for NM 125.8 to NM 126.8, as noted in Navigation Notice SWL 19-72 has been lifted...