DEQUEEN, Ark. – The Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District began a 400 cubic foot per second release at 2:45 a.m. today from DeQueen Dam.
With each one foot rise in lake levels, the Corps will increase its release by 400 c.f.s. The lake is anticipated to crest by Wednesday between elevation 478 to 479 which would be a new pool of record. The current record pool occurred during the June flood event at elevation 472.8.
lso, while pool elevations remain this high Corps officials are monitoring the dam 24 hours per day to ensure its continued safe operations.
Officials expect minor flooding to occur along the Rolling Fork River and in low lying areas downstream of DeQueen Lake.
People in at-risk areas should stay in contact with local emergency officials.
Daily lake information can be obtained at www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil 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 www.about.me/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 15-125