• 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.
  • CORPS REOPENS SWIM BEACH ON LAKE DARDANELLE

    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.
  • Corps advises caution on water during holiday weekend

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Independence Day holiday is typically one of the three busiest weekends of the year at the region’s lakes and rivers, and this year, will likely be no exception with the long holiday weekend looming. It is a great time for outdoor water fun, but Army Corps of Engineers officials advise everyone to practice good water safety habits.
  • CORPS SPONSORS MOVIES IN THE PARKS THIS WEEKEND

    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Mountain Home Project Office, is hosting free family friendly movies this weekend.
  • LAKEVIEW SWIM BEACH ON BULL SHOALS LAKE CLEARED OF HIGH E. COLI LEVELS

    MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Mountain Home Project Office has announced that Lakeview Park swim beach on Bull Shoals Lake 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.