The Army Corps of Engineers issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Recent rains in Oklahoma and Arkansas caused flows to rise. During high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft, according to a news release.
Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second. Flows at Trimble Lock and Dam near Fort Smith are about 77,000 c.f.s. and will increase downstream of Fort Smith along the Arkansas River exceeding 70,000 c.f.s. this week.
More rain could push flows higher or cause the advisory to remain in effect longer. Daily river information can be obtained at www.swl-wc.usace.army.mil or the Corps’ mobile App.