The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District lifted the small craft advisory for the Arkansas River. Small-craft advisories are issued when flows reach 70,000 cubic feet per second. While flows have receded, Corps officials urge boaters to always use caution when on the river, according to a news release.
Before setting out in a pleasure craft, people should dress for the weather, check flow conditions and file a float plan with friends or family. Always wear a life jacket, and never operate a boat while intoxicated. Give commercial towboats an extra wide berth for safety’s sake. They are heavier than freight trains and not nearly as maneuverable as pleasure boats. It can take a towboat more than a half-mile to stop.
Details: www.about.me/usacelittlerock or the Corps’ mobile app.