• Mobility Impaired Hunting Applications Due Sept. 1

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers will take applications through Sept. 1 for the 2015 special deer hunts that provide accessibility to disabled military and mobility impaired hunters.
  • MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 15-49 Second Date Revision Temporary Suspension of Recreational Lock Closures

    MKARNS - The Big Bass Bonanza fishing tournament along the Arkansas section of the Arkansas River has been rescheduled. The dates for suspension of the recreational vessel lock closures for maintenance at Locks 3-13 will now be from July 27 through July 30, 2015.

    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Mountain Home Project Office, is hosting a free family friendly movie this weekend.
  • MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 15-48 TD 2015-16 Revised Joint Notice on 2015 Scheduled Lock Closures

    MKARNS - Tulsa and Little Rock Districts are scheduling maintenance closures of the following locks: Webber Falls L&D (Aug 30-Sep 04)Inspect miter gates; Murray L&D (Aug 30-Sep 04) Inspect miter gates; Montgomery Point L&D* (Aug 24- Sep 30) Replace miter gate gudgeon pins. * The navigation pass will be open if tailwater > 115 ft.
  • Flood or Drought: Army Corps of Engineers is there

    Remember the drought? What a difference a year can make. I arrived at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division in Dallas about a year ago, and most of the region was in some stage of drought. News coverage highlighted striking images of thirsty lakes, shorelines receding with lakebeds cracked and dry, and low Corps reservoir levels. Communities chafed under lawn watering restrictions.
  • Corps and Beaver Lake Foundation Team Up for Water Safety

    ROGERS, Ark. - The Army Corps of Engineers announces the addition of three new life jacket loaner stations at parks on Beaver Lake. The new loaner stations are located at designated swimming areas in Horseshoe Bend campground, Rocky Branch, and Lost Bridge North parks.

    RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Russellville Project Office has announced that Piney Bay swim beach on Lake Dardanelle has been cleared of higher than acceptable E. coli levels. Water samples from the swim beach have been retested and determined that it is safe for public use.
  • MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 15-47 Sailing Instructions NM 222 - NM 223.9

    MKARNS - Due to shallow pool conditions, mariners are advised that until further notice, both upbound and downbound tows should run the center line while between NM 222 and NM 223.9.
  • MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 15-46 Safety Zone for Pops on the River Fireworks Display

    MKARNS - 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 Coast Guard for the Arkansas River from mile marker 118.8 to mile marker 119.5. The safety zone will be in effect from 9:20 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on 4 July, 2015.
  • Corps reminds boaters of small craft advisory for Arkansas River

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - The Army Corps of Engineers reminds boaters that a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River is still in place. Even though flows have decreased the advisory will be in effect for several more weeks.