LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (News release) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers lifts the small craft advisory
for the Arkansas River. Small-craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per
second. While flows have receded, Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution when on
Before setting out in a pleasure craft, dress for the weather, check flow conditions, and
file a float plan with friends or family. Always wear a life jacket, and never operate a boat while
intoxicated. Give commercial towboats an extra-wide berth for safety’s sake. They are heavier
than freight trains and not nearly as maneuverable as pleasure boats. It can take a towboat more
than a half-mile to stop.
More information about the Corps and daily river data can be found at
www.about.me/usacelittlerock or the Corps’ mobile app, which can be found in mobile app
stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.