HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will be taking the Greers Ferry Power Plant offline March 10 through April 24 for necessary repairs.
Throughout the outage, one turbine will continuously release about 300 to 500 cubic feet per second into the Little Red River. A normal low flow release rate is 40 c.f.s. In comparison, a full power release from one turbine is about 3,500 c.f.s.
If rainfall causes the lake to rise above the conservation pool elevation of 462.04 feet, flood control releases will be made using the spillway gates. Release rates are dependent on downstream conditions and generally will not exceed the equivalent of two turbines, about 7,000 c.f.s.
Updated release rates are available by calling 501-362-5150.
Officials at the Army Corps of Engineers’ Greers Ferry Project Office regret any inconvenience this may cause, and asks for the public’s cooperation until this operation is complete.
For more information contact the Greers Ferry Project office at (501) 362-2416, or stop by the office near the dam on Highway 25, three miles north of Heber Springs.
Little Rock District news and recreation information can be found at www.about.me/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 14-015