Little Rock, Ark. – Recent heavy rains produced from the remnants of Hurricane Barry is filling the flood pool at Dierks Lake requiring the Army Corps of Engineers to begin releases from the lake between 10 p.m. and midnight, July 16.
The reservoir received more than 9 inches of rain in a nine hour period. The flood pool is rising about 2 feet per hour. Possible ungated spillway releases may be necessary.
Residents downstream of Dierks Dam should be aware of rapidly rising river levels and take necessary precautions.
Please pay close attention to announcements from local emergency officials and the National Weather Service.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 19-116