EXPECTED FLOWS ON ARKANSAS RIVER
MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM
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 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. Additional river information can be found at https://water.weather.gov.
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 CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil.
Kevin J. McDaniels
Chief, Operations Division