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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.

News

Fireworks near USACE Parks this 4th of July
7/2/2024
Looking for a fireworks show near a USACE Lake or River location this 4th of July holiday?...
Table Rock Lake hosts a Safety Around Water Event
5/15/2024
Table Rock Lake is hosting a Safety Around Water event in cooperation with the Ozark Mountain YMCA on Sunday, May 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Dewey Short Visitor Center...
Seeking Your Feedback
4/25/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for feedback from our industry partners. If you have opinions about Economic Price Adjustment (EPA) Clauses, specifically when utilizing Price Indices and...
Little Rock District conducts Levee Sector Lead Training
4/1/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District held Levee Sector Lead training for 23 employees from around the district at the Jacksonport State Park Visitor Center in Jacksonport, Arkansas...
USACE Little Rock District names Knight Engineer of the Year
3/8/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District recently named Vilonia, Arkansas native Gabriel Knight, as the 2024 Engineer of the Year...
The Dewey Short Visitor Center opens for 2024 recreation season
3/6/2024
With Spring in the air, the Dewey Short Visitor Center has opened for the 2024 recreation season. Located near Branson, Missouri, the Dewey Short has been called the "crown jewel" of Table Rock Lake...
Corps of Engineers seeks public input on Fairfield Bay Park lease​
10/16/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District is scheduled to discuss the expired Fairfield Bay Park lease during a Fairfield Bay City Council work session at 2 p.m. Oct. 30, 2023, in the...
Bull Shoals and Norfork Dam Safety Exercise
9/8/2023
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District hosted a dam safety exercise for Bull Shoals and Norfork Dam’s along with state and local stakeholders at the Bull Shoals White River State Park...
Heat safety is a team effort
8/18/2023
Summertime in the Natural State conjures up images of boating, swimming, grilling out with friends and family and holiday gatherings. However, summertime also means periods of extreme heat conditions...
The Perfect Throw
8/2/2023
We often think about sports icons when we think of the “the perfect throw.” We think of a quarterback in the Super Bowl that threads the needle for the final touchdown to win the game, or the pitcher...

Public Notices

USACE announces location change for the Beaver Lake land acquisition willing seller meeting
7/18/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a willing seller meeting to discuss the potential purchase of low-lying property surrounding Beaver Lake which is either constantly or periodically...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-56 Lock 10 Scheduled Closure Notice Update
7/12/2024
The partial lock closure for Dardanelle Lock (No. 10) NM 205.5, as stated in Nav Notice SWL 23-31, is being postponed. The partial lock closure will now take place from July 30th, 2024, through...
USACE to begin Millwood Lake drawdown
7/12/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will begin lowering Millwood Lake on July 15, 2024, to improve shoreline vegetation and promote sediment compaction...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-55 Lock 10 Intermittent Delays
7/12/2024
Mariners should expect to experience intermittent delays at Dardanelle Lock (No. 10) NM 205.5 on July 17 and July 18, 2024, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. each day...
Partial closure of Pigeon Creek Park
7/11/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced the immediate closure of portions of Pigeon Creek Park on Norfork Lake for road repairs...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-54 USCG Advisory Van Buren Railroad Bridge NM 300.8 Update
7/10/2024
Mariners are advised that the rehabilitation work on the Van Buren Railroad Drawbridge (NM 300.8), as stated in Nav Notice 24-07, is scheduled to begin on August 22, 2024 at 6 a.m. and last until...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-53 Lock 7 Intermittent Delays
7/9/2024
Mariners should expect to experience intermittent delays at Murray Lock (No. 7) NM 125.4 on July 11, 2024 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The intermittent delays are required to...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-52 USCG Advisory Van Buren Railroad Bridge NM 300.8
7/9/2024
Mariners are advised that the rehabilitation work on the Van Buren Railroad Drawbridge (NM 300.8), as stated in Nav Notice 24-07, is scheduled to begin on August 22, 2024 at 5 a.m. and last until...
USACE names Lee Administrative Professional of the Year
7/8/2024
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is proud to announce Raven Lee, a native of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as the recipient of the 2024 Administrative Professional of the Year award...
MKARNS Nav Notice No. SWL 24-51 Safety Zone Pops of the River Fireworks Display
7/3/2024
To ensure the safety of life and property during the Pops on the River fireworks display in Little Rock, AR, a safety zone will be established by the U.S. Coast Guard for the Arkansas River from mile...