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MKARNS Nav Notice SWL 19-27 Expected Flows on Arkansas River

Published May 23, 2019
Navigation Notice

Navigation Notice



Mariners are advised that flows on the Arkansas River are anticipated to exceed those from the May 1990 flood event due to persistent rainfall in Oklahoma.  In May 1990 the peak flows were approximately 400,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) in Van Buren, 450,000 cfs in Little Rock and 420,000 cfs in Pine Bluff.

As of May 23, 2019, the forecasted peak flows and dates are as follows:

Van Buren:                      560,000 cfs on Monday, May 27

Dardanelle:                      540,000 cfs on Wednesday, May 29

Toad Suck Ferry:             525,000 cfs on Thursday, May 30

Little Rock:                      515,000 cfs on Friday, May 31

Pine Bluff:                       490,000 cfs on Sunday, June 2

Dam 2:                             490,000 cfs on Tuesday, June 4

High-water closures of locks will occur as local conditions warrant and will be announced in separate Navigation Notices.

As a reminder, 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.  Additional river information can be found at

Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or you may email


Kevin J. McDaniels

Chief, Operations Division


Little Rock District OTSB

Release no. 19-055