The Army Corps of Engineers issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Recent heavy rains caused flows to rise, according to a news release.
During high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft. Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second.
Flows at Trimble Lock and Dam at Fort Smith were about 120,000 cubic feet per second. Flows at Dardanelle Lock and Dam at Russellville were 85,000 c.f.s. and climbing. Flows at Murray Lock and Dam and further downstream are expected to rise to advisory level during the next few days, according to the release.
More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer. Details: www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil .