Corps issues small craft advisory for Arkansas River

Published Nov. 28, 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 at Fort Smith were about 120,000 cubic feet per second and climbing.  Flows at Dardanelle Lock and Dam at Russellville were 140,000 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 77,000 c.f.s. and climbing.   

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. 15-109