The Army Corps of Engineers lifted the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River from the Arkansas-Oklahoma state-line to Sanders Lock and Dam at Pine Bluff. Advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second.
Flows are expected to range from 70,000 to 72,000 c.f.s. through mid-August from Sanders Lock and Dam downstream, according to a news release.
“The recent flood significantly changed the Arkansas River and boaters are advised to use caution. Sand and sediment has built up in new locations, debris is still moving near the water’s surface, and rock structures along the river are beginning to resurface but some may be shallow enough to hit. This is not the same river from two months ago,” according to a news release.
Details: www.swl.usace.army.mil/Missions/WaterLevels.aspx or the Corps’ mobile App.