|Updated: 8/02/2012 1:35 pm
||Published: 8/02/2012 1:21 pm
PLAINVIEW, AR - The U.S. Corps of Engineers has begun a drawdown of Blue Mountain Lake near Mount Magazine in an effort to improve aquatic vegetation, make repairs to launch ramps and buoys and complete other projects.
The large number of dead fish on the lake is a result of the low water levels.
The lake was gradually drawn down to 379 feet, which is seven feet below the normal pool elevation, over a period of about a month. Corps officials may decide if the drawdown will continue to 373 feet by October 1.
While the level of the lake is down, the shoreline will be seeded in a mixture of Japanese millet, brown top millet and sorghum Sudan grass.