LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -‑ The Army Corps of Engineers issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Recent rains in Oklahoma and Arkansas have caused flows to rise. 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 are expected to reach 110,000 c.f.s., Murray Lock and Dam are expected to reach 150,000 c.f.s., Sanders Lock and Dam are expected to reach 150,000 c.f.s., Mills Lock and Dam are expected to reach 160,000 c.f.s., this weekend and into next week.
More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer. Daily river information can be obtained at www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil or the Corps’ mobile App which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.
Release no. 19-029