US Army Corps of Engineers
Little Rock District Website


Published April 19, 2013

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -  The Army Corps of Engineers has issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River in Arkansas because recent heavy rains have caused flows to rise.  During the high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure crafts.      

Flows at Trimble Lock and Dam at Fort Smith were about 122,000 cubic feet per second.  Flows at Dardanelle Lock and Dam at Russellville were 90,000 c.f.s. and climbing.  Flows at Murray Lock and Dam at Little Rock were about 80,000 c.f.s. and climbing.  Flows at Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam at Pine Bluff were about 78,000 c.f.s. and climbing.

More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer.  All pleasure boaters are urged to stay off the river until flows recede below 70,000 c.f.s.  Daily river information can be obtained on the Internet at or the Corps’ mobile App which can be found in mobile App stores by searching USACE Little Rock.

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

Release no. 13-025