USACE issues small craft advisory for Arkansas River

Published Feb. 22, 2022
News Release Images

News Release Images

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -‑ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is issuing a small craft advisory for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Arkansas. Rainfall over eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas is causing flows on the system to rise.

Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second. Strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft during high flows.

River flows upstream of Dardanelle have risen above 70,000 c.f.s. Flows exceeding 70,000 c.f.s. will make their way downstream over the next few days. Additional rainfall is forecasted over the river basin through Friday and may push flows higher.

Daily river information can be obtained at or the Little Rock District’s mobile App, which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.

Recreation information can be found on the Internet at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at


Release no. 22-016