USACE to begin Millwood Lake drawdown

Published July 13, 2023
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ASHDOWN, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will begin lowering Millwood Lake on July 17 to improve shoreline vegetation and promote sediment compaction.

The drawdown will expose an extensive area of shoreline for re-vegetation to allow the planting of millet which promotes water quality, increases fish production and provides habitat for wintering waterfowl.

The lake will be lowered near an elevation of 257.2 feet until Sept. 15. Afterward, the level will be gradually raised until it reaches its normal top of conservation pool at 259.2.

Boaters are encouraged to wear a life jacket and exercise caution during the drawdown as submerged stumps and shallow areas will be more prominent, especially in boat lanes. Real time lake level information can be found on the USACE Little Rock smartphone app which can be found in most app stores.

For more information, contact the Millwood Project Office at 870-898-3343.

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Release no. 23-072