Published May 22, 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 craft.  The advisory will be in effect throughout the Memorial Day weekend.


Flows at Trimble Lock and Dam at Fort Smith were about 135,000 cubic feet per second.  Flows at Dardanelle Lock and Dam at Russellville were about 73,000 c.f.s. and are expected to climb to about 105,000 c.f.s. by tomorrow.  Flows at Murray Lock and Dam at Little Rock were about 60,000 c.f.s. and are expected to climb to 110,000 c.f.s. by Friday.  Flows at Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam at Pine Bluff were about 55,000 c.f.s. and are expected to climb to about 110,000 c.f.s. by late Friday.


More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer.  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 for USACE Little Rock.


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

Release no. 13-033