HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District will begin a spillway release from Greers Ferry Dam tomorrow.
Three gates will be opened one foot and three gates opened one-half foot at 9 a.m. tomorrow and will be releasing about 3,350 cubic feet per second. Combined with the 24 hour hydropower release from one unit, the total release of 6,650 c.f.s. is equivalent to a normal flood control release from the two hydropower turbines at the current lake level.
One hydropower unit is offline for maintenance. The combined hydropower and spillway releases will continue until the lake falls below 463 feet or the second hydropower unit is back online.
For more information call 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. 15-110