Corps issues small craft advisory for Arkansas River

Little Rock District
Published Oct. 29, 2020
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District is issuing a small craft advisory for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in Arkansas. Rainfall in eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas this week is causing flows on the system to rise.
Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second. Strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft during high flows.
River flows at Van Buren are above 70,000 c.f.s. and are currently cresting near 100,000 c.f.s. River flows at Dardanelle are near 140,000 c.f.s. and are forecasted to crest near 160,000 c.f.s. A crest flow near 150,000 c.f.s. will make its way downstream through the weekend.
Daily river information can be obtained at or the Corps’ mobile App, which can be found in mobile App stores by searching for USACE Little Rock.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at, on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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Release no. 20-132