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Boaters Advised to Stay off the Arkansas River

Water flows are at dangerous levels after this week's heavy rain.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Anyone who plans to go boating on the Arkansas River should be advised the Army Corps of Engineers has issued a small craft advisory.

Recent heavy rains have caused flows to rise. During the high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten safety on the water. 
   
Flows as of Friday afternoon:
  • Trimble Lock and Dam at Fort Smith - 122,000 cubic feet per second (c.f.s)
  • Dardanelle Lock and Dam at Russellville - 90,000 c.f.s. and climbing
  • Murray Lock and Dam at Little Rock - 80,000 c.f.s. and climbing
  • Emmett Sanders Lock and Dam at Pine Bluff - 78,000 c.f.s. and climbing.
More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer.

All pleasure boaters are urged to stay off the river until flows recede below 70,000 c.f.s.
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