USACE lifts small craft advisory for Arkansas River

Little Rock District USACE
Published May 28, 2024
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is lifting the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Small craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. While flows have receded, USACE officials urge boaters to always exercise caution when on the river.

Before setting out in a pleasure craft, dress for the weather, check flow conditions, file a float plan with friends or family, always wear a life jacket and give commercial towboats an extra wide berth for safety's sake. They are heavier than freight trains and not nearly as maneuverable as pleasure boats. It can take a towboat more than a half-mile to stop.

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 X at

Little Rock District Public Affairs

Release no. 24-073