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Posted 8/14/2017

Release no. 17-149

Laurie Driver

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., -  The Army Corps of Engineers issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River from Russellville, Ark. downstream. During high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft.

Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second. 

Flows at Dardanelle Lock and Dam at Russellville are about 85,000 c.f.s. and cresting.  Flows at Murray Lock and Dam at Little Rock are about 55,000 c.f.s. and rising.  Flows at Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam at Pine Bluff are about 55,000 c.f.s. and rising. Flows at Mills Dam at Arkansas Post are about 50,000 c.f.s. and rising.  

More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer.  Daily river information can be obtained at or the Corps’ mobile App which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.