The Army Corps of Engineers issued a small craft advisory for the Arkansas River downstream of Van Buren. Overnight rainfall in west Arkansas caused flows to rise, according to a news release.
Small craft advisories are issued when flows exceed 70,000 cubic feet per second. During high flows, strong currents and large debris can threaten the safety of pleasure craft.
Flows at Ozark Lock and Dam near Ozark are about 95,000 c.f.s. At Murray Lock and Dam at Little Rock flows are 73,000 c.f.s. At Sanders Lock and Dam at Pine Bluff, flows are 75,000 c.f.s.
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.
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