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Posted 2/2/2018

Release no. 18-013

Laurie Driver

ROGERS, Ark. – As part of the Army Corps of Engineers dam safety requirements, tree removal between the base of the Dike 2 and the water’s edge on Beaver Lake will begin Feb. 8.

William’s Tree Service of Rogers, Ark., will perform the work under contract with the Corps. The clearing is expected to be complete in about eight weeks, weather permitting. The removed trees will be ground and used for mulch for hiking trails.

Structural instability of the dike can occur because of falling or decaying trees and underbrush.  Large seemingly stable and innocuous trees can easily be blown over or uprooted in a storm or flood.  The uprooting could leave a large hole and cause increased seepage or a break in the dike.  The work being performed is considered routine maintenance and will ensure the continued ability to perform dam safety monitoring of the dike.  

Dike 2 is located along Highway 187 at the north end of Beaver Dam. Once the project is complete, barriers will be added to prevent illegal driving on the dike or lake bed.

For more information contact the Beaver Project Office at 479-636-1210.