HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. -- The Army Corps of Engineers began spillway releases April 8 from Greers Ferry Dam as part of the ongoing effort to evacuate water captured during recent heavy rains.
At 7 a.m. five gates were opened one-foot each for a release of about 3,900 cubic feet per second. Combined with the hydropower release from one unit, the total release will be about 8,000 c.f.s.
The releases are being made in accordance with the White River Water Control Plan. The plan calls for releasing stored floodwater up to a 21-foot river stage at Newport and up to 21 feet at Georgetown until April 14.
After April 14, the regulating stage decreases to 14 feet at Newport and 16 feet at Georgetown in conjunction with the start of the agricultural season.
For more information about Greers Ferry Lake, visit our website at www.swl.usace.army.mil or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace. Or call the Greers Ferry Project Office at 501-362-2416.
Release no. 19-018