Corps issues small craft advisory for Arkansas River

Published April 15, 2015
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -  The Army Corps of Engineers issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River.  Recent heavy rains caused flows to rise.  During high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft.

Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second.  Flows at Trimble Lock and Dam near Fort Smith are about 104,000 c.f.s. Flows at Dardanelle Lock and Dam near Russellville are about 82,000 c.f.s. Flows at Murray Lock and Dam at Little Rock are at 69,000 c.f.s. and will reach 95,000 c.f.s. tomorrow. Flows at Mills Dam at Arkansas Post are about 63,000 c.f.s. and are anticipated to rise to 90,000 c.f.s. by April 16.

More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer.  Daily river information can be obtained at or the Corps’ mobile App which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.

Little Rock District news and recreation information can be found at

Laurie Driver

Release no. 15-029