• September

    A look back at the career of Louis O.D. Kealer

    Louis O.D. Kealer’s career with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers was impressive. He had contact with literally thousands of persons in the Yell, Logan, and Perry county areas, as well as over the state of Arkansas, during his 50 year career – 42 years at Blue Mountain and Nimrod Lakes. Even if you didn’t know Mr. Kealer personally you may be interested in this as a partial history of the two lakes.
  • June

    Fish selected as 2021 SWL Engineer of the Year

    Ray Fish was recently selected as the 2021 SWL Engineer of the Year for the Little Rock District. Fish is a registered professional electrical engineer in the state of Arkansas, a member of the Arkansas Academy of Electrical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the International Society for Automation.
  • May

    Beaver Lake Land Acquisition Study Open Comment Period Begins

    The public comment period for the Beaver Lake Land Acquisition Study starts May 11th and lasts through June 10th.
  • April

    Cherokee Park Reopens April 15

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District announces that beginning April 15, Cherokee Park near Morrilton, Arkansas will be available for reservations.
  • Little Rock District conducts flood fighting technique training

    The Little Rock District recently conducted flood fighting technique training at the Greers Ferry Lake Project Office.
  • March

    Christening the S/V Peevy

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District and its partners along the McClellan‐Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System christened a new survey vessel at a ceremony held at the Russellville Marine Terminal on March 9, 2021.
  • MKARNS 50th Anniversary Kickoff Media Event

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and its partners along the McClellan‐Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System hosted a media day event March 9, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the System that strategically connects the heartland of the United States with the rest of the world.
  • February

    Little Rock District Engineers recognized at 2021 BEYA awards

    Little Rock District civil engineers, Elmo Webb and Roderick Gaines both received awards in the Outstanding Achievement in New Technology category at the 2021 Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA).
  • US Army Corps of Engineers - Building Strong Career Fair

    WE'RE HIRING! Join us for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division Virtual Job Fair! When: March 2, 2021. You can chat with an USACE hiring official in real-time from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. FREE to jobseekers, career opportunities offered nationwide!
  • November

    Native American Indian Heritage Month Employee Spotlight - Aaron Boswell

    In honor of Native American Indian Heritage Month, we are highlighting some of our employees in the Little Rock District. First up is Aaron Boswell, from our Pine Bluff Site Office.
  • October

    Work nears completion on Conway and Pope County Levee

    In 2019, floods damaged levees across the Arkansas River Valley. As part of a joint effort with levee districts throughout the state, the Little Rock District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rushed to identify the damage and make repairs. Now, with fall crisp in the air, contractors working in the newly consolidated levee district of Conway and Pope County, are well ahead of schedule.
  • September

    Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight - Willis Bullard

    In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we are highlighting some of our employees in the Little Rock District. First up is Willis Bullard from our Regulatory Division.
  • August

    National Hydropower Day

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the largest owner-operator of hydroelectric power plants in the
  • July

    Corps of Engineers Firework Locations

    Visitors and campground guests of several Little Rock district lakes and parks can enjoy fireworks
  • April

    To "Essential Personnel" everywhere - thank you.

    Col. Noe, commander of the Little Rock District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers shares a thank you message with all the nation’s essential personnel.
  • March

    Are your parks open?

    The Little Rock District wants you to know that many of its recreation day-use areas are still open. ...Mostly...It's complicated....Check out the story to learn more.
  • USACE Support to COVID-19 Response

    Hear remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, USACE Commanding General and 54th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, specific to support by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the national Coronavirus response. These clips are excerpts from the March 20, 2020 press conference in the Pentagon. https://www.facebook.com/USACEHQ/videos/215875549492744/ The full event, including remarks by Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy; Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James McConville; Army Corps of Engineers Commander Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite; and Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Scott Dingle can also be viewed here: https://facebook.com/DeptofDefense/videos/2643688735757461/
  • Closures and cancellations due to COVID-19

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District announces updates to lake and campground operations.
  • Memo from the USACE Director of Contracting re: COVID-19

    For USACE Contractors, As the Director of Contracting for the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, I wanted to personally reach out to all of you and let you know that we are actively monitoring the situation in regards to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Attached is the guidance we received on planning for potential Novel Coronavirus Contract Impacts.
  • Beaver Lake – supporting NWA growth and protecting the White River Basin against flooding

    Created after the 1966 completion of the Beaver Dam, the lake was part of a comprehensive flood control plan meant to protect the White River Basin. Working as a single system, the lakes of the basin were meant to reduce both the frequency and severity of floods both in the region and downstream as the White eventually joins the Mississippi River.